"Eliminating races are also necessary in the Diamond Sculls, in which there are quite a number of little-known scullers who have not won a senior sculling match. It therefore seems surprising that SEJ Hart, who has won a senior sculling race and has competed in the Wingfield Sculls, has been selected to row in an eliminating heat and scullers without such a qualification have been passed over." [The Times]
(Because of a subsequent scratching, Hart was not required to row an eliminating race.)
|Wed 3 July||lost to L.H.F. Gunther (Roei-Zeilvereeniging de Amstel, Holland)||easily||4.17||9.02|
(Distance recorded as 2L in The Times).
"Both men sculled 35 in the first minute, but Gunther went away so fast that he led by a length after 12 strokes. At Fawley, reached in 4min 17sec, Gunther was over two lengths ahead. Gunther dropped to a paddle at 24, and won easily." [The Times]
(Hart was giving away over 2 stone)