From the whole number of candidates four eights will be selected, one representing each class, and these crews will row in a second race on the day of the class races. After these eights have been picked (with an allowance of one or two men as substitutes on each crew) the remaining candidates are to be formed into four oared crews. Every one who rows regularly will be kept on either the eights or fours, so that no one need fear being dropped. After the class races two eights, junior and intermediate, are to be formed to enter the New England regatta on June 17th. The prizes in this regatta are awarded by the City of Boston.
The object of this whole system of Weld boating is to get a great many organized crews on the river, rowing, under instruction, a uniform stroke with the class and University eights. The idea is heartily advocated by Mr. Lehmann and is under the 'Varsity management.
Membership fees have been arranged for the whole college course for the purpose of effecting a permanent organization in the club, and that the good results of one boating season may be transferred to the next. The unusually large number of candidates shows the widespread interest taken in boating this spring. Many of the men are promising in their work and of good physique, and with the addition of some of the men now with their class eights there should be little difficulty in forming at least four good crews.