Yale and Harvard Boat-racing

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Page 31 - No fouling whatever shall be allowed; the boat committing a foul shall be disqualified. 9. It shall be considered a foul when, after the race has commenced, any competitor by his oar, boat, or person comes in contact with the oar, boat, or person of another competitor, unless in the. opinion of the umpire such contact is so slight as not to influence the race. 10. The umpire may, during the race, caution any competitor when in danger of committing a foul.
Page 31 - ... The umpire shall be sole judge of a boat's straight or proper course. 10. Every boat shall stand by its own accidents occurring during the race. 11. In the event of a dead heat taking place, the same crews shall contend again, or the crew or crews refusing shall be adjudged to have lost the heat. 12. No boat shall be allowed to accompany a competing boat for the purpose of directing its course, or affording other assistance ; and the umpire shall be at liberty to declare any competing boat distanced...
Page 31 - If the starter considers the start false, he shall at once recall the boats to their stations ; and any boat refusing to start again shall be disqualified. 3. Any boat not at its post at the time specified shall be liable to be disqualified by the umpire. 4- The umpire may act as starter...
Page 26 - UBC, held to consider the challenge of the YUBC, it was decided that the HUBC is willing to meet the YUBC in any race in which all parties are sure of fair play. In order, therefore, to attain this desirable end, you are requested to send two delegates to a convention to be held at the...
Page 38 - ... Brown University, in 24:40. One of the Yale crew, a Lit. editor of '60 writes as follows : " After getting clear of the Avon, which, through accident doubtless, fouled us, we came in about half way between the two Harvard boats, having the double satisfaction of seeing the colors which the Harvard won, and winning for our betting friends the sums which they had staked against the Avon. Meanwhile the Harvard crew assured us that, in spite of our short practice and the fouling, we had come in nearer...
Page 31 - ... fairly takes the other's water by a clear lead, it shall be entitled to keep the water so taken to the end of the course ; and if the two boats afterwards come into contact while the leading boat remains in the water so taken, the boat whose water has been so taken shall be deemed to have committed the foul ; but if they come into contact by the leading boat's departing from the water so taken, the leading boat shall be deemed to have committed a foul.
Page 31 - ... boat. deemed to have committed a foul ; but if they come into contact by the leading boats departing from the water so taken, the leading boat shall be deemed to have committed a foul (7). X. — The umpire shall be sole judge of a boat's straight or true course during every part of the race. XI. — If in any race in which more than two boats start a foul takes place, and the boat adjudged by the umpire to have been fouled reaches the winning-post first, the race shall be decided as the boats...
Page 31 - It shall be considered a foul when, after a race has commenced, any competitor, by his oar, boat, or person, comes in contact with the oar, boat, or person of another competitor; and nothing else shall be considered a foul. VII. — Any competitor who comes into contact with another competitor, as defined in Rule VI., by crossing into his competitor's water, commits a foul ; but when a boat has once fairly taken another boat's water by a clear lead, it has a right to keep the water so taken (5).
Page 31 - All races shall be started in the following manner : The starter shall ask the question, "Are you ready ?" and receiving no reply shall give the signal to start.
Page 31 - It shall be held that a boat's own water is the straight or true course from the station assigned to it at starting; but if two boats are racing, and one fairly takes the other's water by a clear lead, it shall be entitled to keep the water so taken to the end of the course ; and if the two boats afterwards come into contact while the leading boat remains in...

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