Poole Regatta. Sunday 7th July 2019.

Poole Regatta. Sunday 7th July 2019.

Ryde Rowing Clubs largest team of the season competed at the re-scheduled Poole Regatta on Sunday (7th July) held at Hamworthy Park, Poole where the Wightlink sponsored club had seven fours, two coxless pairs and three single scullers competing.

The hi-light for the Club came in the Men’s Senior Fours event where the Club Senior Four of Ollie Bottrell, Matt Allsopp, Mike Ewing and Adam Miller and coxed by Bryony Reeve, after a poor start but an excellent turn rowed through the favourites from BTC to take the win by half a length – a first win for their new boat.

There was another strong performance from the girls J16 Quad Poppy Starkey, Freya Drage, Niamh Edwards and Emily Davis with Cayman Adams coxing who finished in 2nd place. This young crew went on the compete in the Ladies Novice Fours event – this time with Dan Sanderson Coxing where they finished in a very creditable 3rd place.

A boys J16 Quad of D. Sanderson, Harry Jones, Paddy Kearney and Gully Rhogan coxed by Tye Cameron also competed finishing in 3rd place.

The Men’s Coastal Junior Four of Tye Cameron, Ben Sanderson, Tom Starkey and Austin Smith coxed by Dan Sanderson fought their way through to the final where they finished in 6th place.  

Two Men’s Novice Fours competed – the “A” Crew of Paddy Kearney, Charlie Walford, Callum Hynd and Harry Jones coxed by Mick Jenner who finished in 4thplace in the final and the “B” crew of Sebastian McKeown, Dan Sanderson, Gully Rhogan and Jonah Lewin coxed by Shanklin’s Daisy Faithfull finished in 6thplace.

In the Coastal Junior Pairs race Joel Smith and Tye Cameron raced well in their heat to qualify for the final where the finished well down the field and the second Coastal Junior Pair of Tom Starkey and Ben Sanderson failed to make the final.

In the Men’s Novice Sculls final Austin Smith finished in 3rd place a result matched by his brother in the Men’s Coastal Junior Pairs and Dale Buckett in his first outing for the Club of the season finished 4th in the Men’s Senior Fours.

Southsea Regatta. Saturday 29th June 2019.

Southsea Regatta. Saturday 29th June 2019.
Four crews and a sculler from the Wightlink sponsored Ryde Rowing Club competed at Southsea Regatta on Saturday (29th June) – the largest one-day regatta in the country where clubs from both the Hants & Dorset ARA and the Coast ARA meet.

There was a fine performance from the young Men’s Novice four – average just 14 – of Frankie Leftley, Harry Jones, Paddy Kearney and Dan Sanderson with coach Graham Reeve in the coxswain’s seat – who finished 4th in their heat to qualify for the final, where, against much older and larger opposition they found the going much tougher finishing in 8th place.

For the Men’s Senior Four of Ollie Bottrell, Michael Ewing, Alex Miller and Nick Christopher, coxed by Bryony Reeve although being beaten into 2nd place by a CARA Club they were the first Hants & Dorset Club to finish to claim the all important Championship point for the Club.

The Men’s Coastal Junior Four of Ben Sanderson, Tye Cameron, Tom Starkey and Austin Smith coxed by Dan Sanderson will be slightly disappointed with their performance finishing 5th in their heat to just miss out a place in the final.

For the mixed J16 four racing in the boy’s event of Poppy Starkey, Freya Drage, Harry Jones and Emily Davis and coxed by young Cayman Adams in his first competitive race for the Club did well to finish in 4th place.

Ryde R. C. Newport & Boat Launch.

Ryde Rowing Club. Newport Regatta & Boat Launching, Saturday 22nd June 2019.

Three crews from the Wightlink sponsored Ryde Rowing Club competed at Newport Regatta on Saturday (22nd June, 2019). Prior to the Regatta the club launched a new Coastal Four, in an informal ceremony from their Folly based boathouse. The Four was named “Julie” after a major contributor. The four was built by AB Composites of Cowes fitting out was only completed on the Friday evening prior to the launch. A formal naming ceremony will take place in the next few weeks.

On the water, the Men’s Senior Four, of Ollie Bottrell, Tom Hammond, Nick Christopher and Matt Allsopp, with Dan Sanderson coxing, were unfortunate enough to draw the eventual winners from BTC Rowing Club in their heat and this, coupled with teething problems with the new boat was to much to overcome and they were defeated in there heat.

The Men’s Coastal Junior Four of Tom Starkey, Austin Smith, Ben Sanderson and Tye Cameron and coxed by Dan Sanderson and again competing in the new boat had a good row but were narrowly defeated by the host club from Newport in their heat.

The Men’s Novice four of Paddy Kearney, Sebastian McKeown. Charlie Walford and Harry Jones with Joel Smith coxing made the final of their event but found the opposition too strong for them – finishing in 3rd place. 

Christchurch Regatta, Saturday 1st June 2019.

Christchurch Regatta, Saturday 1st June 2019.

A much-depleted team, heavily affected by the exam schedules, from the Wightlink Sponsored Ryde Rowing Club competed at Christchurch Rowing Club on Saturday (1st June). The two-boat racing format meaning that crews had to fight their way through several rounds of competition. The single crew – the Senior Four consisting of Nick Christopher – returning after several years’ absence – Matt Allsopp, Ollie Bottrell and Mike Ewing and coxed by Bryony Reeve raced well but were defeated in the semi-final by just half a length by a crew from Southampton Coalporters Rowing Club.

Steve Bull.

The fourth FISH & CHIP SUPPER AND TALK of the new season takes place on THURSDAY, 30th MAY AT 7.30PM at the Clubhouse.

The fourth FISH & CHIP SUPPER AND TALK of the new season takes place on THURSDAY, 30th MAY AT 7.30PM at the Clubhouse.

The talk is by –   Dr Ruth Waller – on Pig Leg Lane   

ALSO – MONTHLY “150 CLUB” CASH DRAW AND RAFFLE.

All Club & 150 Club Members plus family and friends welcome.

FISH & CHIP SUPPER: £8.00

ALL FOOD ORDERS TO JOSIE BULL, BY MONDAY 27th MAY at the LATEST. 

Note: CHANGE OF NAME - ON THIS OCCASION BECAUSE STEPH IS AWAY. 

TEL: IW 566481, Mobile: 07964 424417 OR EMAIL : josiembull@googlemail.com

NB. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE MEALS IF ORDERS ARE PLACED AFTER THE DEADLINE.
Fish & Chips Suppers and talks will continue – usually on the last Thursday of the month - until November when there will be a break over the Christmas and New Year period.
Coming up is –

Thursday 27th June – Sarah Burdett – Osborne Royal Naval College 1903 - 1921
Thursday 25th July – Tim Adams – Debtors All – “Yacht Recovery of the beaten track & Piracy off the Gulf of Aden” .

Thursday 22nd August – Felicity Radak – “the Isle of Wight Youth Trust”. Note: One week earlier due to Ryde Carnival.   

Thursday 26th September – Martin Woodward – “Treasures from the deep”.


Ryde and Shanklin Regatta. 18th & 19th May, 2019.

 Ryde and Shanklin Regatta. 18th & 19th May, 2019.

Ryde Rowing Club hosted the 2nd Hants & Dorset ARA Championship Regatta of the season on Saturday (18th May) with the Shanklin Regatta taking place the following day.

The Regatta had a near record entry of one hundred and twelve crews and scullers from the thirteen participating clubs – including the hosts Ryde – and two other Island Clubs – Newport and Shanklin and the Ryde School Boat Club making the first appearance in a Hants & Dorset ARA Regatta. This lead to a packed program of nineteen events over the 1890m Ryde Regatta course – which runs from Appley Beach out towards Ryde Pier where the crews and scullers make a racing turn before racing back to Appley. There was racing in coxed fours for Men’s Seniors, Coastal Juniors, Novices and Masters Crews; Coxless pairs racing for Men’s Seniors and Coastal Juniors and in Single sculls for Men’s Seniors, Coastal Juniors and Novices. For the Ladies there was racing for Seniors, Coastal Juniors and Masters plus Coastal Junior Pairs and Coastal Junior and Novice Single Sculls.    There was some exceptionally close racing in conditions that were close to perfect. 

The Cub are indebted to their main Regatta Sponsor TLM Laser and to the other event sponsors and for the support of the IW and Ryde Town Councils - and in particular to Ryde Inshore Rescue who provided the safety cover afloat. 

[See below for full Regatta results]

There was a mixed set of results for the Wightlink sponsored Ryde Club over the two days of racing.

The Men’s Senior Four of Matt Allsopp, Ollie Bottrell, Sam Cocker and Ben Ade and coxed by Bryony Reeve failed to repeat their success of the previous week although this scratch crew did well to finish in 4th place in both days.

The Men’s Coastal Junior Four of Tom Starkey, Austin Smith, Ben Sanderson and Tye Cameron and coxed by Dan Sanderson did well to qualify for their final on both days but struggled in the final finishing in 6th place of the Saturday and 5th on the Sunday. Tom Starkey and Ben Sanderson then competed in the Men’s Coastal Junior Pairs where they finished well down the field on the Saturday but producing a much improved performance of the Sunday finishing in 3rd place. Tye Cameron teamed up with Joel Smith and also raced in the Men’s Coastal Pairs but finished well down the field on both days – however there was a more encouraging performance by Joel in his Junior Single Scull event where he finished in 2nd place of the Saturday and 4th on the Sunday. His younger brother, Austin, competed in the Men’s Novice Sculls each day finishing 5th on the Saturday and 3rd of the Sunday.

The young Men’s Novice Four of Paddy Kearney, Jonah Lewin, Harry Jones and Gulliver Rhogan and coxed again by Dan Sanderson found the competition too strong for them finishing well down the field on both days. They competed again in Boys J16 Coxed Four at Shanklin of the Sunday finishing in 3rd place.

The even younger Ladies Novice Four of Poppy Starkey, Freya Drage, Niamh Edwards and Emily Davis and coxed by Allan Evans did well to finish 4th on both days.

There was also an excellent performance by the J16 Mixed Coxed Quad of Dan Sanderson, Frankie Leftley, Harry Jones and Poppy Starkey and coxed by Joel Smith, at Shanklin on the Sunday – where they finished in 2nd place.

Ryde Regatta, Saturday, 18th May, 2019.

RESULTS.

H&D ARA Championship Events.

Event.                                                     1st.                                          2nd.                        3rd.

C4+.        Men's Senior.                       BTC.                                        COALPORTERS.                     BOURNEMOUTH

C4+         Men's Junior.                        SHANKLIN                              NEWPORT                              COALPORTERS

C4+         Men's Novice.                       SOUTHSEA                             ITCHEN                                   BOURNEMOUTH

C4+         Ladies Senior.                       COALPORTERS                      CHRISTCHURCH    

C4+         Ladies Junior.                        COALPORTERS                      CHRISTCHURCH                     BTC

C4+         Ladies Novice.                      SHANKLIN                              POOLE                                    RYDE SCHOOL

C4+         Mixed Masters.                    LYMINGTON                          ITCHEN                                   POOLE

C4+         Ladies Masters.                    CHRISTCHURCH                     SOUTHAMPTON                   BTC

C2-          Men's Senior.                       BTC                                        BOURNEMOUTH                   COALPORTERS

C2-          Men's Junior.                        SHANKLIN                              ITCHEN                                   SHANKLIN

C2-          Ladies Senior.                       COALPORTERS                      SOUTHAMPTON                   CHRISTCHURCH

C2-          Ladies Junior.                        ITCHEN                                  CHRISTCHURCH                     CHRISTCHURCH

Scullers - name & Club.                       Name/Club.                          Name/Club.                           Name/Club.

C1x         Men's     Senior                    Ratcliffe/BTC                         Rabbets/CHRISTCHURCH     Edwards/BTC

C1x         Men's     Junior                     Wadsworth/LYMINGTON    Smith/RYDE                           Barnes/LYMINGTON

C1x         Men's     Novice                    Tate/CHRISTCHURH              Gibbs/POOLE                        Moody/BTC

C1x         Ladies     Junior                     McGregor-R/ITCHEN.           Jones/BTC                              Starky/COALPORTERS

C1x         Ladies     Novice                    McGregor-R/ITCHEN.           Potter/LYMINGTON             Reeve/SOUTHSEA

Trial/Non-Championship Events                                                                                                       

C4+         Mixed     Masters B (50)      POOLE                                    BTC

Milford-on-Sea Regatta. Saturday 11th May, 2019.

Ryde R. C. Milford-on-Sea Regatta. Saturday 11th May, 2019.

There were mixed fortunes for the Wightlink Sponsored Ryde Rowing Club team who competed in the first Hants & Dorset Amateur Rowing Association Regatta at Milford-on-Sea and hosted by the Lymington Rowing Club, on Saturday (11th May).

The newly formed Senior four consisting of Matt Allsopp and Ollie Bottrell, who had not competed for the club for a few years and new members – all be it very experienced oarsman - Michael Ewing and Alex Miller and coxed by Southsea’s Bryony Reeve – produced a surprise result winning the premier event of the days.

The Men’s Coastal Junior Four of Tom Starkey, Austin Smith, Ben Sanderson and Tye Cameron and coxed by Dan Sanderson produced an encouraging performance comfortable qualifying for the final where they finished in 4th place. Tom and Ben also competed in the Coastal Junior Pairs where the finished 5th and Austin raced in the Men’s Novice Scull where he produced a good performance having qualified 2nd in his heat and finishing 4th in the final.

The young Man’s Novice Four of Paddy Kearney, Jonah Lewin, Harry Jones and Gulliver Rhogan and coxed again by Dan Sanderson found life a little harder losing out in their heat and failing to make the final.

The Novice boys then doubled up to compete in the J16 events – with Paddy, Jonah and Gulliver joined by Niamh Edwards and coxed by Austin Smith in the Mixed J16 Four where they finished in 4th place and Harry Jones joining Poppy Starkey, Frankie Leftley and Dan Sanderson, coxed by Graham Reeve, to compete in the Mixed J16 Coxed Quad where the finished in 3rd.. 

 

Reminder. The next RYDE ROWING CLUB Fish & Chip Suppers and Talks takes place on THURSDAY, 25th APRIL.

REMINDER. 

The third FISH & CHIP SUPPER AND TALK of the new season takes place on THURSDAY, 25th APRIL AT 7.30PM at the Clubhouse.

The talk is by –  Stuart Bennett – Flores, Island hopping, diving and a visit to see the Komodo dragons. 

ALSO – MONTHLY “150 CLUB” CASH DRAW AND RAFFLE.

All Club & 150 Club Members plus family and friends welcome.

FISH & CHIP SUPPER: £8.00

ALL FOOD ORDERS TO STEPH HICKMAN PLEASE, BY MONDAY 25th March at the LATEST. 

TEL: IW 613077 OR EMAIL : steph.hickman1944@gmail.com

NB. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE MEALS IF ORDERS ARE PLACED AFTER THE DEADLINE.

Fish & Chips Suppers and talks will continue – usually on the last Thursday of the month - until November when there will be a break over the Christmas and New Year period.

IW Regatta Weekend. Camping at Ryde and Sunday Morning Breakfasts.

After protracted negotiations, certain assurances on our behalf and payment of additional fees I am pleased to be able to advise visiting Clubs that our local authority, the Isle of Wight Council has agreed, once again, to allow the camping in Appley Park, next to the Ryde R. C. Clubhouse to continue. However additional restrictions and conditions have been imposed that the Club and its visitors must comply with or risk being prevented from camping at future Regatta’s.

 No one will be allowed to Camp in the Park overnight on the day before the Regatta – the night of Friday 17th May. Subject to numbers involved the Club will allow members of visiting clubs to sleep in the Clubhouse overnight on the 17th May.

 Camping in the Park will be allowed overnight on the 18th May, the day of the Regatta, however the following conditions will be imposed –

1)    Clubs must notify Ryde R. C. of their intention to camp overnight on the 18th with approximate numbers by the 15th May.

2)    Camping will only be allowed in the designated area by the Ryde R. C. Clubhouse and must not spread into the park as it has in the past.

3)    No Tents can be erected until 4.00pm on Saturday, 18th May – and all must be taken down by 9.00pm on Sunday, 19th May.

4)    No BBQ’s are allowed in the camping area.

The facilities of the Ryde R. C. Clubhouse will be made available to the members of visiting Clubs who are camping.

 Please advise Ryde R. C. by 30th May at the latest if you intend to make use of this opportunity at the reply to address above or by E Mail to – stephencbull@googlemail.com or by calling 01983 566481 or 07786 034941.

RYDE REGATTA BREAKFASTS - 2019.

As in past years Ryde Rowing Club are offering a full English Breakfast for those who are interested on the day after Ryde Regatta (the day of Shanklin Regatta) - SUNDAY, 19th MAY, 2019 - served in the Ryde R. C. Clubhouse, Appley Park, Ryde.

On SATURDAY, 18th MAY - a BBQ Breakfast will be available in the Clubhouse from around 8.00am - without the need to book in advance.

The breakfast on Sunday will cost just £3.00* if ordered in advance and will consist of:-

FRUIT JUICE, CEREAL

BACON, EGG, SAUSAGE

& BAKED BEANS

TOAST & MARMALADE

TEA or COFFEE.

(Subject to change at short notice

Breakfast will be served from around 7.30am, subject to the start time of Shanklin Regatta. If breakfasts are to be served earlier Clubs will be advised of the time when the tickets are sent out.

*A limited number of breakfasts will probably be available for purchase on the day - but these will cost £4.00 each.

Could Clubs please forward names and money, at £3.00 per breakfast to the "reply to" address to be received not later than Wednesday, 15th May. Receipts will be forwarded for exchange for the breakfast or handed over on the day. Please note if you are unable to present your ticket we reserve the right to refuse to serve you or charge the purchased on the day rate of £4.00 a positive response from at least ten people – (that is ten in total - not from each Club) will be required to justify these catering arrangements. Payment can be made by electronic transfer to:  Account number – 36292176. Sort Code – 07-01-16. Please put Club name in reference field and send E Mail to josiembull@googlemail.com   to confirm method of payment.

The next RYDE ROWING CLUB Fish & Chip Suppers and Talks takes place on THURSDAY, 25th APRIL.

The third FISH & CHIP SUPPER AND TALK of the new season takes place on THURSDAY, 25th APRIL AT 7.30PM at the Clubhouse.

The talk is by –  Stuart Bennett – Flores, Island hopping, diving and a visit to see the Komodo dragons. 

ALSO – MONTHLY “150 CLUB” CASH DRAW AND RAFFLE.

All Club & 150 Club Members plus family and friends welcome.

FISH & CHIP SUPPER: £8.00

ALL FOOD ORDERS TO STEPH HICKMAN PLEASE, BY MONDAY 25th March at the LATEST. 

TEL: IW 613077 OR EMAIL : steph.hickman1944@gmail.com

NB. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE MEALS IF ORDERS ARE PLACED AFTER THE DEADLINE.

Fish & Chips Suppers and talks will continue – usually on the last Thursday of the month - until November when there will be a break over the Christmas and New Year period.

Coming up is –

Thursday 30th May – Dr Ruth Waller – Pig Leg Lane.

Thursday 27th June – Margaret Jessup – Debtors All – (Ships, Debts and a Duel in Cowes).

Thursday 25th July – Tim Adams – Debtors All – “Yacht Recovery of the beaten track & Piracy off the Gulf of Aden” .

Thursday 22nd August – Felicity Radak – “the Isle of Wight Youth Trust”. Note: One week earlier due to Ryde Carnival.   

Thursday 26th September – Martin Woodward – “Treasures from the deep”.

   

Also - please not that this years Club Regatta is on Saturday, 18th May - 

Ryde R. C. Regatta Weekend

Saturday/Sunday, 18th/19th MAY, 2019.

HELP REQUIRED!

The Clubs Annual Regatta is on Saturday, 18th  May - with Shanklin on Sunday, 19th. It will be a busy weekend for the Club and Members are asked to come and help as much as they can.

We need –

People for all or part of the day on the

Friday (17th May) to help Setup.

The Sandwich bash will be early evening on this Friday.

On Saturday (Regatta Day) we need help on the Bar and

with serving of Refreshments, during the day and into the evening at the Clubhouse.

In particular we need some help manning the Ryde R. C. Safety boat (preferably but not necessarily with some  experience.

Help with Breakfasts on Sunday morning – if we have any?

Sunday and Monday - help to clear up the mess & get the Clubhouse straight.

 

Contacts -

Regatta Set Up/Clear up - Steve Bull.

on 566481. Mobile 07786 034941. Email: stephencbull@gmail.com

Safety Boat Crew – Steve Draper. Mobile: 07783350776 . Email: tigersteve1050@gmail.com

Breakfasts, Refreshments & the Sandwich bash - Josie Bull

on 566481. Mobile 07964 424417. Email: josiembull@gmail.com

Bar - Steph Hickman - on 613077. Email: stephhickman1944@gmail.com

or just turn up!

 

Please let us know what you can do to help.

With my thanks in anticipation.

Steve Bull.

Committee Member & Trustee.
RYDE ROWING CLUB.

Ryde R. C. Regatta Weekend Saturday/Sunday, 18th/19th MAY, 2019. HELP REQUIRED!

Ryde R. C. Regatta Weekend. Saturday/Sunday, 18th/19th MAY, 2019.  

HELP REQUIRED!

 The Clubs Annual Regatta is on Saturday, 18th  May - with Shanklin on Sunday, 19th. It will be a busy weekend for the Club and Members are asked to come and help as much as they can.

 We need –

People for all or part of the day on the

Friday (17th May) to help Setup.

The Sandwich bash will be early evening on this Friday.

 On Saturday (Regatta Day) we need help on the Bar and

with serving of Refreshments, during the day and into the evening at the Clubhouse.

In particular we need some help manning the Ryde R. C. Safety boat (preferably but not necessarily with some  experience.

Help with Breakfasts on Sunday morning – if we have any?

 Sunday and Monday - help to clear up the mess

& get the Clubhouse straight.

 

Contacts -

Regatta Set Up/Clear up - Steve Bull.

on 566481. Mobile 07786 034941. Email: stephencbull@gmail.com

Safety Boat Crew – Steve Draper. Mobile: 07783350776 . Email: tigersteve1050@gmail.com

Breakfasts, Refreshments & the Sandwich bash - Josie Bull

on 566481. Mobile 07964 424417. Email: josiembull@gmail.com

Bar - Steph Hickman - on 613077. Email: stephhickman1944@gmail.com

or just turn up!

Please let us know what you can do to help.

With my thanks in anticipation.

 Steve Bull, Regatta Secretary.

Southampton Coastal Head of the River Race. Saturday, 6th April, 2019.

Southampton Coastal Head of the River Race. Saturday, 6th April, 2019.

Ryde Rowing Club competed in their second event of the season on Saturday – the Southampton Rowing Club Coastal Head of the River raced over two divisions over a three and a half mile course on the River Itchen in Southampton.

In the first division the Clubs Coastal Junior Four of Tom Starkey, Ben Sanderson, Tye Cameron and Austin Smith with Dan Sanderson coxing produced a good performance although they would have been a little disappointed with their 7th place finish in a strong field.

In the 2nd division a young Ladies Novice Four of Poppy Starkey, Freya Drage, Jasmine Corney and Emily Davis and once again coxed by Dan Sanderson in only their 2nd race produced an excellent performance against much older opposition, finishing in 4th place -  although a minor course infringement cost them a fifteen second time penalty that cost them a place.

Reminder. RRC Quiz Night and the University Boat Race.

A reminder - the Club is staging a quiz night this Friday - 5th April.

7.30pm to 11.00pm in the main Club Room.

Teams of Four.

Entry fee £4 per team - with a cash prize.


Also on Sunday, 7th April - the Bar will be open from 12 midday - so you can enjoy a drink while watching the university boat races.

The Women's Boat race takes place at 2.13pm - the Men's Boat Race at 3.10pm.


Steve Bull.

RRC Bar Committee.   

Reminder. Pre-Season Rowers Meeting and Social is this Friday, 29th March, 2019. at 7.30pm in the Main Lounge of the Ryde R. Clubhouse.

A reminder the Pre-Season Rowers Meeting and Social is this Friday, 29th March, 2019. at 7.30pm in the Main Lounge of the Ryde R. Clubhouse.

All those intending to compete this season + parents/guardians of Juniors should try their best to attend.

Fixtures/Fees/Transport/Kit/Training/Safety/South Coast Rowing Championships/Contacts/Club Regatta/Availability/Welfare/ Equipment//Sponsorship/Fund Raising/Social Events etc..

This will be a good opportunity to buy or order Club Branded kit which will be available to view.

Chillie & Crusty Bread will be available (small charge).

BTC Rowing Club Coastal and River Head of the River Race. Saturday, 23rd March, 2019.

BTC Rowing Club Coastal and River Head of the River Race. Saturday, 23rd March, 2019.

Ryde Rowing Club competed in their first event of the season on Saturday – the BTC Rowing Clubs Coastal and River Head of the River Race. The Wightlink sponsored Club had a young and relatively inexperienced team afloat several making their racing debuts for the Club - but produced an encouraging set of results. The event was raced over two divisions over a three and a half mile course on the River Itchen, Southampton raced in reasonably good conditions.

The newly formed Men’s Novice Four of Paddy Kearney, Jonah Lewin, Charlie Walford and Gulliver Roghan coxed by Dan Sanderson competed in the first division in a river four finishing in 2nd place. Also racing in division one was Harry Jones in his first race as a Coastal Novice sculler and did well to finish in 3rd place in his event.

In the 2nd division a very young Girls Four of Poppy Starkey, Freya Drage, Niamh Edwards and Emily Davis and once again coxed by Dan Sanderson competed in the Girls J16 Coxed Quad – racing above their age group – and did exceptionally well to finish in 2nd place.

The Clubs Coastal Junior Four had made the decision to race in small boats as they completed their winter training cycle – with Tom Starkey and Ben Sanderson racing in the open men’s double where some steering difficulties led to a 4th place finish. Austin Smith and Tye Cameron raced in the Men’s Novice Sculls in River boats with Austin finishing 2nd and Tye 3rd.

A Reminder - The second FISH & CHIP SUPPER AND TALK of the new season takes place this THURSDAY, 28th MARCH AT 7.30PM at the Clubhouse.

A Reminder - The second FISH & CHIP SUPPER AND TALK of the new season takes place this THURSDAY, 28th MARCH AT 7.30PM at the Clubhouse.

The talk is by –  Mike Brooke- ‘Three Fighters from Three Wars’ and what they were like to fly.

ALSO – MONTHLY “150 CLUB” CASH DRAW AND RAFFLE.

All Club & 150 Club Members plus family and friends welcome.

FISH & CHIP SUPPER: £8.00

ALL FOOD ORDERS TO STEPH HICKMAN PLEASE, BY MONDAY 25th March at the LATEST

TEL: IW 613077 OR EMAIL : steph.hickman1944@gmail.com

NB. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE MEALS IF ORDERS ARE PLACED AFTER THE DEADLINE.

Fish & Chips Suppers and talks will continue – usually on the last Thursday of the month - until November when there will be a break over the Christmas and New Year period. 

Also on Friday, 5th April join us for - a Quiz Night - more information to follow  - watch out for further E Mails!


The next RYDE ROWING CLUB Fish & Chip Suppers and Talks takes place on THURSDAY, 28th MARCH

The second FISH & CHIP SUPPER AND TALK of the new season takes place on THURSDAY, 28th MARCH AT 7.30PM at the Clubhouse.

The talk is by –  Mike Brooke- ‘Three Fighters from Three Wars’ and what they were like to fly.

ALSO – MONTHLY “150 CLUB” CASH DRAW AND RAFFLE.

All Club & 150 Club Members plus family and friends welcome.

FISH & CHIP SUPPER: £8.00

ALL FOOD ORDERS TO STEPH HICKMAN PLEASE, BY MONDAY 25th March at the LATEST. 

TEL: IW 613077 OR EMAIL : steph.hickman1944@gmail.com

NB. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE MEALS IF ORDERS ARE PLACED AFTER THE DEADLINE.

Fish & Chips Suppers and talks will continue – usually on the last Thursday of the month - until November when there will be a break over the Christmas and New Year period.
Coming up is –

Thursday 25th April – Stuart Bennett – Flores, Island hopping, diving and a visit to see the Komodo dragons.  

Thursday 30th May – Dr Ruth Waller – Pig Leg Lane.

Thursday 27th June – Margaret Jessup – Debtors All – (Ships, Debts and a Duel in Cowes).

Thursday 25th July – Tim Adams – Debtors All – “Yacht Recovery of the beaten track & Piracy off the Gulf of Aden” .

Thursday 22nd August – Felicity Radak – “the Isle of Wight Youth Trust”. Note: One week earlier due to Ryde Carnival.   

Thursday 26th September – Martin Woodward – “Treasures from the deep”.

 Also on Friday, 5th April join us for - a Quiz Night - more information to follow  - watch out for further E Mails!
Finally - this years Club Regatta is on SATURDAY, 18th MAY - which we hope you will be able to support and help at - again watch out for further E Mails