James Hastie

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James Hastie (1848 – 9 December 1897) was a British rower who won Silver Goblets at Henley Royal Regatta three times.

Hastie was born at sea, and became a brewers agent in London,[1] he was a member of Thames Rowing Club where he was a long-standing captain.[2] In 1877 Hastie with W Eyre won Silver Goblets at Henley Royal Regatta beating Frank Lumley Playford and S Le B Smith in the final,[3] he was captain of Thames in 1878 when he was involved in meetings to set up the Amateur Rowing Association [4] and to set a definition for amateur.[5] In 1879 with Eyre he was runner-up in Silver Goblets to Francis Gulston and R H Labat, however Hastie and Eyre won Silver Goblets in 1880 beating Alexander Payne and F D Leader in the final and in 1881 beating Playford and P Adcock in the final. He spent the night of the census in 1881 at the Thames Clubhouse in Putney.[1]

Hastie died in the Staines district at the age of 49.

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