On Wednesday afternoon the first of the inter-dormitory bumping races will be rowed downstream over the three-quarter mile stretch above the Boylston street bridge. The races will be rowed in two divisions, starting at 3.30 and 4 o'clock respectively.
The crews will line up for the start a boat's length apart from bow to stern and the starting positions will be indicated by buoys, placed in the river at the proper intervals. Number one in each division will be farthest down-stream. A series of three shots will be fired for a starting signal. Between the first and second shots there will be two minutes, and between the second and third, one minute. The third shot will be the signal for the start. Referees will be stationed along the shore, and bumps will be signalled either through a megaphone or by a pistol shot. As soon as the signal is given the bumping crew and the crew bumped will drop out.
All men must report at the boathouses, dressed to row promptly at 2.45 o'clock. The first division will be started promptly at 3.30, and any crew not at its buoy by that time will be considered out of the race. There will be two days of bumping races, after which, the four best crews will be picked for a one and one-half mile straight-away race.
The Filley Cup presented by B. A. G. Fuller '00, in the autumn of 1906 as a perpetual challenge cup to be competed for annually, and to be held by the winner for one year, will again be awarded to the winning crew this year. This cup has been won by Claverly twice and by Mt. Auburn street once.