The organizers should be ashamed of themselves for what they have done with the draw for this years event. Sydney Uni wrote a letter asking to be bumped up the list past our mercantile club crew citing the so called obvious in equality between the crews.
What a scam I have been racing this event over many years and firstly the arrogance to suggest a draw change and then the sheer weakness of the organizers to stick to their own rules is baffling.
Question is simple: why even do the race if the rule of positioning crews based on the year before does count. Special circumstances could be given, sure but why? It’s sad really the in previous years one club with a better crew has has to row past the crew with the lead position based on the year before. It make for a great race.
Maybe they should send Syd Uni off first make it as easy as possible for the so called best crew.
What a scam and to think all those fun and exciting past head of the yarra races could have been made easier with the stroke of a pen.
“please let’s us start first or we won’t come”
Think I might send a letter now to IOC and ask for a Gold Medal now I am pretty good. No harm in trying.
Head of the Yarra organizers you are a sad lot of suckers.
So that’s my dummy spit out of the way now on to have fun next week and sticking up em as they say.