Woolston Regatta. Saturday, 16th June 2018.

Woolston Regatta. Saturday,  16th June 2018.

Saturday (16th June, 218) saw the Wightlink sponsored Ryde Rowing Club compete in Woolston Regatta, hosted by Southampton Rowing Club in very blustery condition of  Western Shore, Southampton – the regatta marking the half way stage of the Hants & Dorset ARA Coastal season.

Hopes were high that the Clubs Novice Four would finally fulfil their potential and win their status after a number of second places and the Club was not disappointed. As the crew of Josh Lee, Tom Starkey, Tye Cameron and Austin Smith got off to a great start in the extremely challenging conditions. As the race progressed their advantage grew and after an excellent turn by the Cox Daniel Sanderson, which earned him the “cox of the day” award they won by a distance to gain promotion to Coastal Junior status.

Austin Smith then teamed up with Ben Sanderson in the Men’s Coastal junior Pairs – this J16 crew rowing exceptionally well to finish in 2nd place against adult competition.

The Clubs Senior Sculler Dale Buckett, in just his 2nd outing of the season and at this status also raced exceptionally well to finish in 2nd place in his final – all the more remarkable for a capsize earlier in the race while leading where was able to get back in and complete the race. However there was disappointment for Coastal Junior Sculler Joel Smith who also capsized while in contention in his race.

In the Ladies Coastal Junior pairs race there was another fine performance from the Clubs J16 Ladies – Grace Bolland and Freya Drage – again racing against adult and higher status competition – who managed a very respectable 4th place in the day’s most difficult conditions – which lead to the cancellation of the J16 events where the Club also had crews due to compete.

Itchen Imperial R. C. Regatta. Saturday, 9th June 2018.

 Itchen Imperial R. C. Regatta. Saturday, 9th June 2018.

Wightlink sponsored Ryde Rowing Club competed at the Itchen Imperial Rowing Clubs Annual Regatta on Saturday (9th June) held on the River Itchen, Southampton with the maximum three boat race format requiring several races for each crew.

The hi-light of the day for Ryde came from their J16 Boys Four of Josh Lee, Tom Starkey, Ben Sanderson and Austin Smith coxed by Dan Sanderson who won the clubs 3rd J16 Fours event of the season beating the host Club Itchen in the Final. A mixed second crew of Paddy Kearney, Freya Drage, Grace Bolland and Harry Jones with Dan in the coxswains seat once again were beaten in the semi-final where they finished 2nd against all boys opposition.

The Boys J16 four – with one change – Tye Cameron replacing Josh Lee – with coach Graham Reeve coxing – also produced another impressive performance in the Men’s Novice Fours event – where they won their semi-final easily before facing the host club once again in the final where they lost out by the narrowest of margins.

A new pairing of Tye Cameron – who is a J16 - and Joel Smith competed in the Men’s Coastal Junior Pairs event where they finished 2nd in their semi-final to missing out on a place in the final.

The Club had a double scull in both the Men’s and the Ladies event – although they were all only J16. The Men’s double of Tom Starkey and Josh Lee and the Ladies double of Grace Bolland and Freya Drage both raced really well against adult competition although bot lost out in their respective semi-finals.

In the J16 Boys Single Sculls Ben Sanderson finished in 2nd place in his semi-final to miss out on a place in the final but Austin Smith won his semi-final finishing 3rd in the Final.

Ryde Rowing Club Regatta - a Thank-you.

Ryde Regatta 2018 – a Thank-you.                                                                                June, 2018.

On behalf of the Officers, Committee and Regatta Committee can I thank all of you who helped at the recent Ryde Club Regatta.

Without the help of many of our members and supporters with the tasks required over the regatta weekend and the generous donation of a stunning array of cakes - we would clearly struggle to run such a successful and popular event.  I am sure you will be pleased to hear that the Regatta was a great success both on and off the water and that several Clubs commented on how much they enjoy the Ryde event and how they feel that it is the best Regatta in the Hants & Dorset Calendar.

The Club had limited success on the water at Ryde – a second in the Men’s Junior Coastal Pairs – and two thirds – in the Men’s Coastal Junior Sculls and the Men’s Novice Fours.

The Regatta has also been a financial success and some hi- lights are indicated below for your interest.

Again my thanks for your help and I hope we can rely on you again next year.

Steve Bull,

Regatta Secretary.

REGATTA FACTS:

The Regatta, including late entries, had an entry of 102 crews and scullers of which 94 actually raced. The 19 event program started around 20 minutes late as the high pressure delayed the tide but finished on time with all races completed. The regatta itself, less Bar & Catering, is expected to make a small profit. The Bar take over the weekend was £875 – slightly down on last year, the BBQ made a profit of £330 and the refreshments made a profit of just over £551, the PIMS and Chili combined £180 and the Raffle £275.

Press Report on last Saturdays Ryde R. C. Regatta in the IWCP.

Some members may have noticed that there is no press report on last Saturdays Ryde Rowing Club Annual Regatta in this weeks IW County Press. This is because the IWCP appear to have changed the deadline date for copy to be submitted. The report was sent to the IWCC on the Tuesday after the Regatta - as other reports have been - without any issues - but apparently the report had to be submitted on the Monday to ensure inclusion in this weeks addition. They were aware of the event having been sent a formal invitation and a copy of the program and they sent a photographer. The IWCP have assured me that a report will be included in next weeks addition of the IWCP - but it will have lost some of its impact by then and will probably be mixed in with the report from this weekends Racing at Itchen - which I will endeavour to submit on Monday in line with their new deadline.

The IW based on-line news services - On the Wight and the IW Daily Echo did provide a detailed report of Ryde Regatta with photos - and these are often the best place to keep up to date with Ryde's Rowing Clubs results as they publish on-line during the week and the reports are more specific about Ryde's results where as the IWCP tends to amalgamate the reports received from the three IW Rowing Clubs which some times leads to a less accurate report.

The On the Wight report can be found at - https://onthewight.com/double-regatta-weekend-for-ryde-rowing-club/

The IW Daily Echo report at - https://www.islandecho.co.uk/category/sport/

Shanklin Regatta. Sunday, 3rd June.

On the Sunday, at Shanklin the Novice Crew – with one change – Tom Starkey replacing Austin Smith – produced another fine performance finishing in 2nd place just a canvas behind the winners – as they close in on a Novice win.

Austin Smith meanwhile competed in the Men’s Novice Sculls finishing 3rd in his heat to claim a place in the final where he finished 6th. His brother, Joel competed in The Men’s Coastal Junior Sculls again but found the going a little tougher than the previous day – finishing in 5th place and the same fate befell the two brothers on the Men’s Coastal Pairs event where they could not repeat the heroics of the previous day finishing in 6th place.

The Clubs Mixed Coxed J16 Four of Harry Jones, Paddy Kearney, Grace Bolland & Freya Drage with Coach Graham Reeve coxing - finished 3rd in their event rowing really well against a field of all boys crews.

The Club also had a J14 Coxed quad racing consisting of Bonita Hunnybun, Poppy Starkey, Emily Davis and Daniel Sanderson – with Graham reeve in the coxswains seat once again – all making their competitive debuts for the Club in an H&D Regatta and they rowed superbly to finish in 2nd place – a performance that was all the more impressive as we believe that with an average age of just twelve they are possibly the youngest ever crew to represent the Club.  

Ryde Regatta, Saturday, 2nd June, 2018.

Ryde R. C.  Ryde Regatta, Saturday, 2nd June.

Ryde Rowing Club hosted the 4th Hants & Dorset ARA Championship Regatta of the season on Saturday (2nd June) with the Shanklin Regatta taking place the following day.

The Regatta had an entry of one hundred and two crews and scullers from the twelve participating clubs – including the hosts Ryde – and the two other Island Clubs – Newport and Shanklin. 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, Junior 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 sometimes difficult – especially for the single scullers.

The Club are indebted to their main Regatta Sponsor TLM Laser, who’s representative Director Mandy Toms presented the prizes at the end of the Regatta 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 and had a busy afternoon dealing with five single scullers who overturned.

The best performance for the Wightlink sponsored Ryde Club at their own regatta surprisingly came from the Smith brothers – Joel and Austin – racing for the first time together in a Coastal Men’s Junior Pair where they finished in 2nd place just half a length behind the winners. The Club had a 2nd Men’s Coastal Junior Pair of Tom Starkey and Josh Lee – both J16’s who were racing in their first ever Championship Pairs Race, finishing in 7th place. Also making their Club debut at H&DARA Championship level was a young Ladies Coastal Junior Pair crew of Grace Bolland and Freya Drage – who performed really well to finish in 4th Place.

Joel also competed in the Men’s Coastal Junior Sculls event, his first race at this level following his promotion after his Novice win at Lymington Regatta – and produced an impressive performance to finish in 3rd place. The Club also have a Novice Sculler competing – Ben Sanderson – who was well placed at the turn where he unfortunately capsized in the difficult conditions.

The Men’s Novice four of Austin Smith, Ben Sanderson, Tye Cameron and Josh Lee coxed by Daniel Sanderson, whose performances and confidence has been growing as the season progresses finished 3rd in their final after challenging for the lead throughout the race.

 

Ryde Regatta Results.

H&D Championship Events      1st                      2nd                      3rd

C4+ Men's Senior                     BTC                   Itchen                    Bournemouth

C4+ Men's Junior Senior          Poole                   Bournemouth

C4+ Men's Junior                      BTC                   Christchurch            Coalporters

C4+ Men's Novice                     Christchurch            Itchen                    Ryde

C4+ Ladies Senior                    Coalporters            Southampton

C4+ Ladies Junior                    Christchurch "C"       Christchurch "A"          Itchen

C4+ Ladies Novice                    Poole              Newport            Christchurch

C4+ Mixed Masters A (40)        Poole              BTC                     Itchen

C4+ Ladies Masters A (40)       Christchurch              BTC             Coalporters

C2- Men's Senior                        BTC "A"              Southsea             BTC "B"

C2- Men's Junior                        BTC              Ryde             Lymington

C2- Ladies Senior                       Shanklin               Southampton             Southsea

C2- Ladies Junior                       Christchurch "A"       Chrsitchurch "B"         Southsea

Scullers - name & Club.      

C1x Men's Senior              Foad(J)/Itchen      Ratcliffe/BTC              Gisborne/Southsea

C1x Men's Junior              Mahony/Southsea   Murphy/Poole      Smith(J)/Ryde

C1x Men's Novice              Dudley/Poole      Findlay/Newport       Clarke/Southsea

C1x Ladies Junior              Paul/BTC               Perry /Bournemouth    Florance /Southampton

C1x Ladies Novice             Jones/BTC               Bull /Lymington        Brad /Christchurch

Non-Championship Events

C4+ Mixed Masters B (50)           BTC "B"                Poole                         BTC "A"

Coxswain of the day - Alex Murphy/Poole. Runner-up - B. Holden/BTC.  

Aggregate Trophy - BTC.  

CHRISTCHURCH REGATTA. SATURDAY, 26th May, 2018.

CHRISTCHURCH REGATTA. SATURDAY, 26th May, 2018.

It was another reasonably successful day for the Wightlink sponsored Ryde Rowing Club at the Christchurch Rowing Clubs Annual Regatta on Saturday (26th May) with the two-boat racing format of this Regatta, on the narrow River Stour, presenting a different challenge from the usual open coastal events.

The hi-light of the day for the Ryde Club was a win for their Boys J16 coxed four of Josh Lee, Tom Starkey, Ben Sanderson and Austin Smith with coach Graham Reeve coxing who beat the hosts Christchurch in the Final. The same crew, except for Tye Cameron replacing Josh Lee, also raced in the Men’s Novice Fours event where they will be slightly disappointed to have been beaten in their heat all be it by the eventual winners from Poole. 

A second J16 coxed four of Paddy Kearney, Freya Drage, Grace Bolland and Tye Cameron with Graham in the coxswains seat once again did well – as a mixed crew – who had to compete in the Boys J16 event – and were narrowly defeated in the heat.

Grace and Freya also raced in a Ladies Novice Four with two girls from Newport – but their lack of any training opportunities as a crew – showed and they too were defeated in the heats.

RYDE R. C. REGATTA, Saturday, 2nd June, 2018.

Press Release. RYDE R. C. REGATTA, Saturday, 2nd June, 2018.

Ryde Rowing Club will host the fourth Hants & Dorset Amateur Rowing Association Championship Regatta of the season this Saturday (2nd June) with Shanklin's Championship Regatta taking place the following day (Sunday, 3rd June).

This year’s Regatta marks the 41st Anniversary of a Hants and Dorset ARA Championships Regatta being held off Appley Beach, at Ryde.  The first was held in June 1977 – as part of the Clubs Centenary Celebrations and following the successful introduction of a Hants & Dorset Championship Regatta organized jointly by Shanklin and Ryde Rowing Clubs which was first held at Yaverland, near Sandown in 1972. The joint organizing committee and the Hants & Dorset ARA agreed to stage the 1977 Regatta at Ryde in what was expected to be a one off change of venue in recognition of the Clubs centenary. But such was the success of the event that these two Island Rowing Clubs and the Association agreed that the Island should host two Championship Regatta’s each year – one at Ryde and one at Shanklin – and so the Isle of Wight Rowing Weekend was established with both Clubs staging their own Regatta’s since 1978 – which have both proved to be very popular – which in part led to the introduction on the 3rd H&D ARA Regatta on the Island run by Newport Rowing Club.  

The Ryde Regatta has around received a large entry of 87 crews and scullers – around the same as last year – and is likely to exceed 100 when late entries are taken into account. The Regatta will require a packed Programme of 20 races to be completed in just over four and a half hours over an 1820m course from Appley Beach, near to the Ryde R. C. Headquarters in Appley Park - towards Ryde Pier and return after a buoy turn. Races are taking place for Senior, Junior/Senior, and Junior and Novice men in coxed fours, Senior and junior men in coxless pairs, and Senior, Junior and Novice Men in Single Sculls. For Ladies there is Senior, Junior and Novice coxed fours, Junior Ladies Pairs and Ladies Junior and Novice sculling events. There is also Masters - formally known as Veteran - Fours event for mixed 40+, mixed 50+ and Ladies. The Regatta is scheduled to start at 12:15am with a race every 10 to 15 minutes and the prize giving by a representative of the Regattas main Sponsors – TLM Laser will take place at the Clubhouse, in Appley Park, at around 5.45pm.

In addition to TLM Laser as main sponsors the Regatta has received further support from a number of local businesses - Harwoods, the Appley Manor Hotel, Hayden Electrical, Ward House Mortgages & Life, DIGS Michael Jenner, Classic Image, Three Buoys Restaurant, Beffective, Neaves Rowing Fittings, Goodleaf Tree Climbing, Walter Grey Solicitors, the Simion Arms, the Griffin and Horse & Groom Public Houses, Spinlock and First Choice Scaffolding. Further support comes from Wightlink, I.W. Ferries - who are the Clubs main sponsors – Steve Cook, Club Vice President, the McClumpha Family and Steve Draper as well as the Clubs’ 150 Club.  

The Club is also grateful for the help of Ryde Inshore Rescue who provide safety cover and Invictus Medical services who provide the first aid cover. The Club also acknowledges the support and cooperation of Ryde Police and the Isle of Wight County Council as well as the Ryde Town Council.

Some very close racing is expected and the general public are most welcome to view this free event - the best vantage point being from the sea wall by the Canoe Lake.

Steve Bull. RRC Regatta Secretary, May, 2018.

Reminder from Ryde Rowing Club - ISLE OF WIGHT ROWING REGATTA WEEKEND. SATURDAY 2ND/SUNDAY 3RD JUNE 2018.

Reminder from Ryde Rowing Club - Isle of Wight Rowing Regatta Weekend. Saturday 2nd/Sunday 3rd June 2018.

Are you intending to come over to the IW for the Isle of Wight Rowing Regattas over the weekend of 2nd/3rd June? Are you looking for some cheap – actually FREE accommodation. Then why not camp in Appley Park, next to the Ryde Rowing Club Clubhouse, on the Saturday night after Ryde Regatta. There is no charge – although there are minor restrictions imposed – and the facilities of Ryde Rowing Club – shower & toilets will be available. For a small charge you can also book a full English Breakfast for Sunday morning in the Clubhouse. For further details and to book contact the Regatta Secretary on 07786 034941 or via E Mail – stepehncbull@gmail.com

You must book camping space and any Breakfasts by Wednesday, 30th May, 2018.

Just a reminder and a final request for help and support for Ryde Regatta next weekend - Ryde R. C. Regatta Weekend

Saturday/Sunday, 2nd/3rd JUNE, 2018 but can I first of all thank those of you who have already offered your help - its much appreciated.

However more help is always needed and welcome - 

HELP REQUIRED!

We need –

People for all or part of the day on the

Friday (1st June) to help Setup.

The Sandwich bash will be early evening on Friday, 1st June.

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 more help manning the Bar on the Saturday evening.

Help with Breakfasts on Sunday morning - if there are 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

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.
Ryde Rowing Club (H&D ARA) Championship Regatta.
www.ryderowingclub.co.uk
2018 Regatta. Saturday, 2nd June, 2018.
Sponsored by - TLM Laser. 

Supported by the Ryde Town Council.

stephencbull@gmail.com  

10 Brookfield Gardens,
Binstead, Ryde,
Isle of Wight.
PO33 3NP.
Telephone: 01983 566481
Mobile: 07786 034941

Ryde R. C.  LYMINGTON REGATTA at Milford-on-Sea. SATURDAY, 19th May, 2018.

Ryde R. C.  LYMINGTON REGATTA at Milford-on-Sea. SATURDAY, 19th May, 2018.

Wightlink sponsored Ryde Rowing Club had a successful day competing at the Lymington Rowing Club Regatta, held at Milford-on-Sea, on Saturday. (19th May).

There was a win for the J16 coxed four of Austin Smith, Tom Starkey, Tye Cameron and Josh Lee with Dan Sanderson coxing who then raced in the Men’s Novice Fours event where they were unfortunately impeded at the turn, leading to Poole’s disqualification, which dropped them back to 4th place.

The Club has another win - for Joel Smith in the Men’s Novice Single Sculls – which was his 2nd win – promoting him to Coastal Junior status and there was an impressive performance in the Men’s Senior Sculls race where Dale Buckett finished in 2nd place in his first ever race at this status, following his promotion after his Coastal Junior Sculling wins last season. It was even more impressive as Dale had been out of action for some time and this was his first competitive outing this season. The Clubs other Novice Single Sculler – Ben Sanderson – racing at this level for the first time found things a little more difficult – capsizing, in the difficult conditions, while well placed. He was however able to right his boat and get back in and continue the race only to capsize again near the finish.  

Making their racing debuts for the Club at a Hants & Dorset Regatta were Harry Jones, Paddy Kearney and Grace Bolland who with the experienced Ben Sanderson and cox Graham Reeve competed in the J16 event finishing 4th.

The Club also entered a crew in the mixed event - a "fun" race at end of regatta – with a crew of Grace Bolland, Ben Sanderson, Joel Smith and a “borrowed” ex- Ryde oarswoman – Bryony Reeve – now racing for Southsea – with Graham Reeve coxing. They were the youngest and least experienced crew in race.

Isle of Wight Rowing Regatta Weekend. Saturday 2nd/Sunday 3rd June 2018. Camping in the Park.

Isle of Wight Rowing Regatta Weekend. Saturday 2nd/Sunday 3rd June 2018.

Are you intending to come over to the IW for the Isle of Wight Rowing Regattas over the weekend of 2nd/3rd June? Are you looking for some cheap – actually FREE accommodation. Then why not camp in Appley Park, next to the Ryde Rowing Club Clubhouse, on the Saturday night after Ryde Regatta. There is no charge – although there are minor restrictions imposed – and the facilities of Ryde Rowing Club – shower & toilets will be available. For a small charge you can also book a full English Breakfast for Sunday morning in the Clubhouse. For further details and to book contact the Regatta Secretary on 07786 034941 or via E Mail – stepehncbull@gmail.com

WIGHTLINK SPONSORSHIP - 2018.

WIGHTLINK SPONSORSHIP

The Club Committee is very pleased to announce that Wightlink, Isle of Wight Ferries have agreed to continue their sponsorship of the Club for another year taking the agreement through to April, 2019. They provide the Club with considerable assistance in transporting their competitors, coaches and equipment to and from the Island for mainland competition throughout the year. Their support allows the Club to compete on the mainland on a regular basis in the Hants & Dorset ARA Coastal Regatta Programme during the summer months and inland in River events during the winter. Their support has been especially useful to the Clubs successful and expanding Junior Section enabling them to attend competitions and training camps on the mainland. Without Wightlink’s support all these activities would be substantially restricted.

Wightlink are the main link between the Isle of Wight and the mainland. Every year, they carry over 4.5 million passengers, making them one of the UK’s largest domestic ferry operators. They provide Island residents with an easy and frequent service to the mainland, as well as giving millions of holidaymakers a taste of Island life.

Crossings take approximately 22 minutes by FastCat and from 40 minutes by car ferry and they operate three convenient routes and over 45,000 crossings a year. They are also dedicated to giving excellent customer service and the best facilities on board and at our Terminals.

 

Wightlink’s sponsorship of the Ryde Club is one of the companies oldest sponsorship agreement - as they were the first Club sponsored by the company, formally known as Sealink following their support of the 1987 Isle of Wight hosted South Coast Rowing Championships Regatta. It is believed to be the longest running and most successful sponsorship partnerships in Coastal Rowing and one of the longest running in the sport of

COALPORTERS REGATTA. SATURDAY, 5th May, 2018.

COALPORTERS REGATTA. SATURDAY, 5th May, 2018.

Saturday saw the first Regatta of the Hants & Dorset Season for the Wightlink sponsored Ryde Rowing Club. This was held over a 1500m course on the River Itchen, Southampton and was hosted by Coalporters Rowing Club.

Ryde had just 1 crew a Novice Four competing comprising of Tom Starkey, Tye Cameron, Ben Sanderson, Austin Smith with Daniel Sanderson in the coxswain seat. 

In a tough heat they drew the eventual winners from the host Club Coalporters. An excellent start saw them gain a length off their rivals. A slow buoy turn allowed their rivals back into the race and after a good tussle back to the finish line the Coalporters crew won by about 2 lengths and didn't have a sufficiently fast time to see them into the semi-finals as a fastest looser which was a little disappointing but it was a good positive row giving hope that this will soon be winning crew.

Ryde. R. C. at the GB JUNIOR INTER-REGIONAL CHAMPIONHIPS at the National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham on Saturday, 21st April 2018.

Ryde. R. C. at the GB JUNIOR INTER-REGIONAL CHAMPIONHIPS at the National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham on Saturday, 21st April 2018.

Wightlink sponsored Ryde Rowing Club maintained their strong record of regional representation when six of their Junior squad were selected to represent the Wessex Region and compete in the National Junior Inter-Regional's Regatta at the National Water sports Centre, Nottingham, on Saturday (21st April).

The Championships is contested between the 11 British Rowing Regions, with the Thames region split into two (Thames Upriver and Thames London) to make 12 teams in total. All events are raced over 1500-meters with the heats timed and the fastest 6 crews going through to the Grande or “A” finale with the others into the Petite – “B” Final. A points system is applied determined by the results to establish which region are the national champions. The standard of racing is very high with a number of Junior Internationals and crews from the top public schools competing.  

The Ryde athletes and support team travelled to Nottingham late on Friday afternoon staying locally before gathering at the National Water Sports Centre on the Saturday morning.

Five of the selected Club Juniors – Tom Starkey, Tye Cameron, Ben Sanderson, Austin Smith with Danny Sanderson coxing provided the regions Boys J16 Coxed Four and Freya Drage was selected as part of the Girls composite J16 eight – a boat type she had never raced in before.

The Four and Freya in the eight all competed above expectations. The four finished their first race in a time of 5 mins 55 seconds to finish in 4th place and just miss out on a place in the “A” Final. In the “B” Final they improved on their time by two seconds – finishing in 3rd place and 9th overall.

The Wessex J16 Eight – with Freya racing in the “engine room” at three finished their first race in 6th place race in a time of 6 mins 04 seconds – also missing out on a place in the “A” Final. They finished in 4th place in the B Final - 10th overall with a time of 6 mins 14 seconds.

These performances helped the Wessex Region achieve a point’s total of 93 for the event.

Ryde R. C. Regatta Weekend Saturday/Sunday, 2nd/3rd JUNE, 2018. HELP REQUIRED!

Ryde R. C. Regatta Weekend. Saturday/Sunday, 2nd/3rd JUNE, 2018. HELP REQUIRED!

The Clubs Annual Regatta is on Saturday, 2nd June - with Shanklin on Sunday, 3rd. 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 (1st June) 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) – where a number of are usual helpers are not available this years.

Help with Breakfasts on Sunday morning.

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

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.

Ryde Rowing Club Annual Regatta – Saturday 2nd June 2018 - Raffle.

If you are not already aware the club will be holding it's annual regatta on Saturday 2nd June.  As this is our main fundraising event we obviously want to follow in the footsteps of previous regattas and raise as much money as we possibly can for the club.

One of my jobs for the regatta is collecting prizes for the raffle and here is where I need your help.  If you have anything that you could donate for a prize I would be really grateful.  If doesn't have to cost much, you may well have unwanted gifts that you have received that you could donate.

If you would like me to collect any items please let me know by either e-mail - rrcmatters@gmail.com 

- or calling 0796 979 4210, alternatively you can leave it down the club with my name on it.

If you have any business contacts that you think would be happy to donate we have a letter available. 

Thanking you in anticipation.

Kind regards

 Christine Groves

Ryde Rowing Club General Committee

Contact: Mrs Christine Groves, 26 Mayfield Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 3PR.                         Tel:  0796 979 4210. e-mail:  rrcmatters@gmail.com

April Fish & Chip Supper & Talk. Thursday, 26th April, 7.30pm at the Clubhouse.

The third FISH & CHIP SUPPER AND TALK on the new season takes place on

THURSDAY 26th APRIL at 7.30PM at the Clubhouse.

The talk is by – Stewart Bennett - Antarctic - South with Endeavour.

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

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

FISH & CHIP SUPPER: £7.50

ALL FOOD ORDERS TO STEPH HICKMAN PLEASE, BY MONDAY 23rd April 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 October when there will be a break over the Christmas and New Year period.

Coming up is –

Thursday 24th May 2018 – Note - ONE WEEK EARLIER THAN USUAL - Barry Groves – The Story of Somerton Works

Thursday 28th June 2018 – Kevin Shaw – Sir Robert Holmes: The extraordinary story of this Daring, Dashing Cavalier and Forgotten Hero of the 17th Century. As Captain- Governor of the IOW he made Yarmouth his home

Thursday 26th July 2018 – Adrian Searle – Sophie Dawes (an English ‘adventuress’) best known as a mistress of Louis Henry 11.  She was born in St Helens and was the daughter of an alcoholic fisherman.

Thursday 23rd August 2018 - Richard Smout - Hidden Heroes of Ryde. 

Thursday 27th September 2018 - Peter Jackson - Sailing Thorughbreds.

Thursday 18th October 2018 - Malcolm – Isle of Wight Distillery – guiding us through the process of distilling using local ingredients from the Island.

Thursday 29th November 2018 – Karen Eeles – Challenge and Adventure – helping disadvantaged and challenging 12 – 19 year olds on the IOW.

and note - Ryde Rowing Clubs Annual Regatta takes place on Saturday, 2nd June, 2018.

SOUTHAMPTON COASTAL HEAD OF THE RIVER, Saturday, 14th April 2018.

A small squad of just the one crew from the Wightlink sponsored Ryde Rowing Club competed in their first competition of the season on Saturday, 14th April) after several earlier planned events had been cancelled due to the weather.

The boys J14 Coxed four of Josh Lee, Tye Cameron, Ben Sanderson, Austin Smith with Danny Sanderson coxing raced in the Men’s Novice Fours section in Division one of the Head Race which takes the form of a time trial over the four and a half mile course on the River Itchen, The crew produced a good performance in a strongly contested section to finish 3rd in a time of 17 minutes 59 seconds.

On Saturday (21st April) the Ryde Boys J16 coxed four will represent the Wessex Region in this event at the GB Junior Inter-Regional Regatta at the National Water sports Centre in Nottingham where they will be joined by the Clubs J16 girl – Freya Drage – who has been selected to represent the region as part of the composite Girls J16 Eight.

Trip to Henley Royal Regatta on Wednesday 4th July 2018

The club are again organising a trip to Henley Royal Regatta on Wednesday 4th
July 2018. We have a maximum of 17 places available on a first come,first serve
basis. The cost is anticipated to be £75 per person. This will include, travel,
entry into Stewards enclosure and entry into Leander club and parking fee for
minibus. Anyone wishing to go please contact Graham Reeve on grdre@tiscali.co.
uk by Sun 15th April. A deposit of £25 per head is required by end of month to
secure you place.

Graham Reeve
Captain,
Ryde.R.C. 

 

Sent by Steve Bull on Graham's behalf.