Saturday, 25th November - A NIGHT AT THE RACES - HORSE RACE NIGHT. A CLUB FUND RAISING EVENT FOR THE NEW BOAT FUND.

A NIGHT AT THE RACES - HORSE RACE NIGHT.

A CLUB FUND RAISING EVENT FOR THE NEW BOAT FUND.

SATURDAY, 25th NOVEMBER. FROM 7.30PM

IN THE MAIN LOUNGE at the CLUBHOUSE. 

THERE WILL BE AT LEAST EIGHT RACES TO BET ON WITH HORSE OWNERSHIP AVAILABLE.

ALL WELCOME – BRING YOUR  FAMILY AND  FRIENDS.

RACE SPONSORSHIP IS AVAILABLE AT JUST £10 - AND YOU CAN "BUY" A HORSE FOR JUST £2 WITH A PRIZE TO THE WINNING OWNER.

TO SPONSOR A RACE OR "BUY" A HORSE - CONTACT JOHN ADAMS - ON

- vallyhenry@live.co.uk OR TELEPHONE - 01983 613438 or reply to this E Mail.

Fish & Chip Supper & Talk. Thursday, 26th October, 2017.

RYDE ROWING CLUB  FISH & CHIP SUPPER AND TALK. THURSDAY 26th OCTOBER AT 7.30PM at the Clubhouse. 

The ninth - and last of this seasons FISH & CHIP SUPPER AND TALK'S. 

and takes place on THURSDAY 26th OCTOBER AT 7.30PM at the Clubhouse.

The talk is by – 

John Dadd – Operation Blackleg – Salvaging HMS Coventry Secrets.

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 October at the LATEST. 

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

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

On this occasion we are unlikley to have a Goddards Craft beer available.

This is the last Fish & Chip Supper and Talk for this year - we hope to start again in February, 2018 - and already have a number of interesting talks planned - more information to follow.

However coming up we have –

Saturady, 25th November - a "New Boat Fund" Fundraiser - a Night at the Races.

Friday, 22nd December – RRC Awards Presentation Evening - at the Clubhouse.

Sunday, 24th December - Christmas Eve - the RRC Christmas Draw.

More information on all the above will be published shortly.

Hants & Dorset ARA Presentation Dinner. Saturday, 18th November, 2017. Novotel Southampoton.

The Hants & Dorset ARA Presentation Dinner takes place on Saturday, 18th November, 2017. at the Novotel Southampton.

The Club has won the Ladies Junior Coastal Fours Championship and a share in the Ladies Novice Sculls Championship so there are Trophies to collect!

The Cost of the evening is £27:50 and this includes: 3 Course meal, coffee, mints and shortbread. 

Club members have to pay their club for the tickets and one club cheque or bank transfer is then sent to Paula Williams who is organising the Dinner on behalf of the Association. Info will then be sent to the club organiser re: table planning etc... - which I guess will be me!

If anyone from the Club is interested in going - I am happy to arrange the tickets - but wont book accommodation. If you want tickets then you need to let me know with menu choices and the money by the 4th November at the very latest - earlier if possible.

Please E Mail me as soon as possible if you are interested - and I will send you a copy of the Menu. Money by the 4th November as stated.  

Any queries contact Paula on 07525339144  or paulamwilliams@hotmail.co.uk.

If you want to stay over there are three Hotels on the site – all having the same address - 1 West Quay Road, S015 1RA.

The Southampton Novotel – the most expensive where the Dinner actually takes place. Contact -Tel (+44)2381/072800  Fax (+44)2380/222158. E-mail H1073@accor.com

A slightly cheaper option is the Southampton IBIS - which is right next door - 

Contact - Tel (+44)2380/634463. Fax.: (+44)2380/223273

And an even cheaper option – next door to the Ibis is the Ibis Budget Hotel (formally called the Etap). Contact(+44)2380227705. Fax. (+44)2380220554

RYDE ROWING CLUB FISH & CHIP SUPPER AND TALK. THURSDAY 28th SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM at the Clubhouse.

RYDE ROWING CLUB  FISH & CHIP SUPPER AND TALK. THURSDAY 28th SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM at the Clubhouse. 

The eighth FISH & CHIP SUPPER AND TALK on the season takes place on THURSDAY 28th SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM at the Clubhouse.

The talk is by – 

Mark Hickman – Restoration of ‘Tarisa’ an Edwardian Cruising Yacht

ALSO – MONTHLY “100+ 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 25th September at the LATEST. 

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

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

On this occasion we are unlikley to have a Goddards Craft beer available.

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 we have –

Thursday 26th October 2017 – John Dadd – Operation Blackleg – Salvaging HMS Coventry Secrets

RRC Dinner on 7th October CANCELLED.

It is with regret that the above has had to be cancelled due to lack of response and numbers being low, for those of you that have already paid I will be getting your refunds to you this week.  

The committee will discuss an alternative awards evening at the next meeting, however it has been suggested that we do something at the club in December when hopefully more people will be able to attend.

2017 SCC Press Report.

While our success at the 2017 South Coast Championships was well covered by the on-line IW News outlets - on the Wight and the Island Echo - some of you will have noted there was no report on any of the IW Rowing Clubs success at the Championships in the IW County Press on Friday (8th September) - which was disappointing.

Having asked the question the IWCP advised us that this was due to lack of space but have promised a full report in next Fridays paper - published on 15th September.

Well done to everyone who competed at the South Coast Championships at Dorney on Saturday - and in particular to are Junior Ladies on winning their South Coast Championships for the Club and the Association.

There is various bits on info - results, photos, film of the regatta available to view  which I thought some of you might be interested in - 

The Event photographers at the event were - DE Photo.

Their photographs can be viewed and purchased from their site at - http://www.dephoto.biz/

Go to the site - "Search by Date" at the bottom of the page - click on "Find". Click on 2nd September, 2017 on the Calendar - and a list of events will be displayed on the Right Hand side. Scroll down to "South Coast Rowing Championships" and click on the arrow.

 The link for the video highlights of the South Coast Championships from our media partners South Coast Journalism is :

https://www.southcoastjournalism.co.uk/rowing-2017-south-coast-championships.php

The full results, including the times, for all the crews, in every event at this years 2017 South Coast Rowing Championships Regatta held on Saturday, 1st September, at Dorney Lake Eton, and hosted by the Hants & Dorset ARA can now be viewed and downloaded from our timing partner's - Mikrotime Sports Systems - web site - go to http://www.mikrotime.com/rowing/row2017/scc17.html

 

South Coast Rowing Championships. Dorney Lake, Eton. Saturday, 2nd September, 2017.

South Coast Rowing Championships, Saturday 2nd September, 2017.

RYDE ROWING CLUB. SOUTH COAST COASTAL LADIES JUNIOR FOURS CHAMPIONS.

Wightlink sponsored Ryde Rowing Clubs Ladies Coastal Junior Four crew of Courtney Edmonds, Kate Whitehurst, Lisa Murphy, Catherine Murphy and cox Emily Pike – this seasons Hants & Dorset ARA Champions – maintained their dominance in the event while representing their Association in the Championship event – the only IW crew to earn Association representative honours – at this year’s South Coast Championship Regatta – held at Dorney Lake, Eton, the 2012 Olympic Regatta venue, on Saturday (2nd September). They produced a dominating performance, stamping their authority on the race from the start and eventually winning by more than five lengths in a time of eight minutes 35.12 seconds which was also the fastest time recorded for any Coastal Ladies Four at the Regatta – and a faster time than the Ladies Senior Fours Championship event. This was the thirty-seventh time the Club has had a crew represent the Association and is their 17th South Coast Championship win but their first in the Ladies Coastal Junior Fours event.

The Club also produced some strong performance in the supporting events held over the same 2000m course as the Championship events and in the Junior Regatta, over 1000m course, held in the morning.  

The Clubs Junior Senior Four of Joel Smith, Max Reeve, James Smith and Dale Buckett with Erin McClumpha coxing performed well above expectations to finish 3rd in their supporting event although the Clubs Coastal Junior Four of Dom Douglas, Jacob Redstone, Ben Toms and Joe Groves with Dan Sanderson coxing will have been disappointed with their race in the their heat where they just failed to qualify for the final.

The young Men’s Novice Four of Josh Lee, Tye Cameron, Ben Sanderson and Austin Smith with Dan Sanderson coxing once again performed better finishing 3rd in their heat to qualify for the final where they finished in 5th place. Earlier in the day – in the Junior Regatta this crew – with Tom Starkey racing in place of Josh Lee had impressed with a 3rd place finish in the Boys J16 Coxed Quad.

Tom Starkey and Josh Lee also raced in a Boys J16 double where they finished in 6th place in their heat, failing to make the final and Freya Drage and Grace Bolland raced in the Girls J14 Double where they finished 4th in the final.

Austin Smith also competed in the Boys J16 single sculls, finishing in 4th place in his heat – failing to make the final – Ben Sanderson and Tye Cameron, racing in the Boys Coastal J16 Single Sculls – finished first and second in the final – with Ben giving the Club a second win on the day.

Ryde Rowing Club. Summary of Results.

Championship Events.

Ladies Coastal Junior Four, representing the Hants & Dorset ARA in the Coastal ladies Fours Championship Event. C. Edmonds, L. Murphy, K. Whitehurst, C. Murphy and E. Pike.

WINNERS & SOUTH CAST CHAMPIONS.

Open Events.

Men’s Junior Senior Four. J (Joel) Smith, M. Reeve, J (James) Smith, D. Buckett (Str), E. McClumpha (Cox). 3rd in the Final.

Men’s Junior Four. J. Redstone, D. Douglas, B. Toms, J. Groves (Str), D. Sanderson (Cox). 5th in the heat – failed to make the final.

Men’s Novice Four. J. Lee, T. Cameron, B. Sanderson, A. Smith (Str), D. Sanderson (cox). 3rd in their heat, 5th in the final.

Junior Events.

Boys J16 C4+. T. Starkey, T. Cameron, B. Sanderson, A. Smith (Str), D. Sanderson (Cox). 3rd in the Final.

Boys J16 2x. T. Starkey & J. Lee (Str). 6th in their heat – failing to make the final.

Girls J14 2x. G. Bolland & F. Drage (Str). 4th in the Final.

Boys J16+. 1x. A. Smith. 4th in the heat – failing to make the final.

Boys J16+. C1x. “A”. B. Sanderson. 1st in the Final.

Boys J16+. C1x. “B”. T. Cameron. 2nd in the Final.

Ryde Rowing Clubs Annual Dinner. saturday, 7th October, 2017. Yelfs Hotel, Union street, Ryde.

The Clubs Annual Dinner & Presentation of Awards takes place at Yelfs Hotel, Union Street, Ryde (where the Club was founded in 1877) on SATURDAY, 15th October, 2016 at 6.45pm for 7.15pm - until late.

Please see below the menu choices for the above, the price of the 4 course dinner and disco is £25 per head.  As the time is ticking by, I will need to have your main and dessert choice and payment by the end of September.  Please also state if you have any special dietary requirements not catered for below and I will get back to you.  Tickets will be limited by capacity at Yelf's, so please book ASAP as it will be on a first come basis.

Starter

Vegetable Soup with Crispy Croutons

Gluten Free without the Croutons

Main

Roast Beef, Yorkshire Pudding & Roast Potatoes

Gluten free without the Yorkshire Puddings

Vegetarian Option

Mediterranean Vegetable & Goats Cheese Tartlet,  served with Sauteed New Potatoes

Fish Option

Fillet of Salmon with a White Wine Sauce, served with Sauteed New Potatoes

Gluten Free

All the above served with Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Chocolate Brownie, served with Vanilla Ice Cream OR 

Sticky Toffee Pudding, served with Vanilla Custard

Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie

Tea or Coffee

Dress is - Dinner Jacket; Lounge Suit or Club Blazer.

[Club Ties and Blazer badges, Bow Ties are available from Steve Bull- at 10, Brookfield Gardens, Binstead, I.W. Telephone: 01983 566481. E Mail: stephencbull@gmail.com ]

Ties are £10, Blazer Badges (very limited stock) - £13. Bow Ties - (very limited stock) - £15.

All correspondence for this, need to go to me, (Chris Groves) on the following e-mail

r.r.cannualdinner@gmail.com

Payment can be made by one of the following methods, no payment will be accepted on the night. : 

  • Cash
  • Cheque, made payable to Ryde Rowing Club - if paying by cash or cheque please pop it in a envelope with your details on to me (Chris), at 26 Mayfield Road, Ryde.  
  • Bank Transfer - the club account is with Lloyds TSB Bank, Account No 84639360, Sort Code 77 25 14.  Please ensure that the reference states Dinner and then your name/s.  If paying by this method please e-mail me (Chris) to let her know when you have paid.

RYDE ROWING CLUB FISH & CHIP SUPPER AND TALK. THURSDAY 24th AUGUST AT 7.30PM at the Clubhouse. NOTE EARLIER THAN USUAL DATE.

RYDE ROWING CLUB  FISH & CHIP SUPPER AND TALK. THURSDAY 24th AUGUST AT 7.30PM at the Clubhouse. NOTE EARLIER THAN USUAL DATE DUE TO RYDE CARNIVAL ON THE 31st AUGUST.

The seventh FISH & CHIP SUPPER AND TALK on the season. 

takes place on THURSDAY 24th AUGUST AT 7.30PM at the Clubhouse.

The talk is by – 

Jo Cooper – Growing up in Ryde in the 1950’s and 60’s.

ALSO – MONTHLY “100+ CLUB” CASH DRAW AND RAFFLE.

We will also be showing a short piece of film from one of our older member - Joan Livingstone - who recently did a very successful Skydive for AgeUKIW - and who many of you were kind enough to sponsor. 

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

FISH & CHIP SUPPER: £7.50

ALL FOOD ORDERS TO STEPH HICKMAN PLEASE, BY MONDAY 21st AUGUST at the LATEST. 

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

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

On this occasion we are likley to have a Goddards Craft beer available - either "Ale of Wight" or "Starboard".

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 we have –

Thursday 28th September 2017 – Mark Hickman – Restoration of ‘Tarisa’ an Edwardian Cruising Yacht

Thursday 26th October 2017 – John Dadd – Operation Blackleg – Salvaging HMS Coventry Secrets

Bournemouth Regatta. Saturday, 12th August, 2017.

Bournemouth Regatta. Saturday, 12th August, 2017.

Wightlink sponsored Ryde Rowing Club produced a reasonable set of results in the final Hants & Dorset Amateur Rowing Association Regatta of the season at Bournemouth on Saturday (12th August).

There was a 10th win for the Ladies Coastal Junior Four of Lisa Murphy, Emily Pike, Kate Whitehurst, and Catherine Murphy with coach Micky Jenner coxing in an event they have dominated all season to take the Hants & Dorset Championship, the Clubs forty-first title and to be selected to represent the Association at the South Coast Championships – for the thirty seventh time in the Clubs history.

The young J16 Mixed Four of Tye Cameron, Freya Drage, Austin Smith and Tye Starkey with coach Graham Reeve coxing also tasted victory in their event with a comfortable win although this may have had an impact of the Men’s Novice Four, where Josh Lee replaced Freya and due to poor race scheduling they had to race again just two events later finishing in 5th place.

The Men’s Coastal Junior Four of Dom Douglas, Joel Smith, Ben Toms and Joe Groves with Micky Jenner coxing once again performed reasonably well to finish 3rd in their heat and gain a place in the final where they kept pace with the other crews in a tight race before falling back at the end to finish in 5th place.

The Men’s Coastal Junior Senior Four of Joel Smith, Max Reeve, James Smith, Dale Buckett and Cox Allan Evans in only their 2nd race of the season produced a good performance to finish in 3rd place in the Final.

Dale and Joel then went on to race in their respective single sculling events - Dale in the Men’s Coastal Junior event and Joel in the Men’s Novice event and both will be disappointed with their results. Dale’s 2nd place bought to an end his season long battle with his rival from Christchurch – whose win gave him the Hants & Dorset Championship leaving dale in the runners-up slot. Joel finished in 5th place which was disappointing after a good performance in the heat where he finished in 2nd place.

Other results at the Regatta meant that Ryde will also have a share in the Associations Ladies Novice Scull Championship – a forty second H&D Championship.

Summary of results.

Men’s Junior Senior Four. J. (Joel) Smith, M. Reeve, J. (James) Smith, D. Buckett. Allan Evans (Cox). 3rd in Final.

Men’s Coastal Junior Four. D. Douglas, J. Smith, B. Toms, J. Groves, M. Jenner (Cox). 3rd in heat, 5th in Final.

Men’s Novice Four. T. Starkey, A. Smith, T. Cameron, J. Lee, G. Reeve (Cox). 5th in Final.

Ladies Coastal Junior Four. L. Murphy, E. Pike, K. Whitehurst, C. Murphy, M. Jenner (Cox). 1st in Final.

Mixed J16 Four. T. Cameron, F. Drage, A. Smith, T. Starkey, G. Reeve (Cox). 1st in Final.

Men’s Junior Scull. D. Buckett. 2nd in Final.

Men’s Novice Scull. J (Joel) Smith. 2nd in heat. 5th in Final.

Lymington Regatta. Saturday, 5th August, 2017.

Lymington Regatta, 5th August, 2017.

There was disappointment for Wightlink sponsored Ryde Rowing Club crews on Saturday (5th August) as Lymington Rowing Clubs Regatta, staged at Milford-on-Sea was cancelled for the 2nd time this season – although at least on this occasion the decision was taken on the Friday – so crews had not travelled. The Regatta will not now be re-scheduled this season as next Saturday (12th August) sees the last Hants & Dorset ARA Championship Regatta of the season take place at Bournemouth.

This will give the Clubs Coastal Junior Sculler, Dale Buckett, a final opportunity to secure the Associations Championship in this event – where he currently shares first place with his season long rival from Christchurch. The Club will also have an opportunity to take a share in the Ladies Novice Sculls Association Championship – to add to the Ladies Coastal Junior Fours Championship that is already secure along with their selection to represent the Association at this year’s South Coast Championship on Saturday, 2nd September being at Dorney Lake, Eton, the venue for the 2012 Olympic Regatta.

Poole Town Regatta. Saturday, 29th July, 2017.

R. C. Poole Town Regatta, 29th July, 2017.

Wightlink sponsored Ryde Rowing Club had another successful day on Saturday (29th July) competing at Poole Town Regatta with their single scullers producing the Clubs best results.

There was huge pressure on the Clubs Coastal Junior Sculler Dale Buckett who really needed to win to stay in the fight for this Hants & Dorset Championship where, at the start of the Regatta he was a point behind his main rival from Christchurch with just three regattas to go. But Dale responded with one of his best performances of the season so far securing a relatively comfortable win in his final to level the Championship with two regattas to go.

There was an even more convincing win for the Clubs Ladies Novice Sculler – Courtney Edmonds – competing for just her 2nd time in this event – her previous outing being her win last week at BTC Regatta. She is now promoted to Coastal Junior Sculling status – and her win brings Ryde level on points in the fight for this Association Championship.

Ryde other single sculler competing on Saturday – Joel Smith – racing in the Men’s Novice event qualified comfortably for his final – where he led from the start and seemed on course for a slightly unexpected victory only for the race to be declared a dead-heat – forcing a re-row with his rival from Southsea who narrowly defeated him after a second gruelling row.

In the Men’s Coastal Junior Fours event the crew of Ben Toms. Joe Groves, Jacob Redstone and Dom Douglas with cox Micky Jenner finished in 4th place in their heat failing to make the final.

A similar fate befell the young Men’s Novice four – Tom Starkey, Austin Smith, Tye Cameron and Josh Lee with Karen Crook coxing – who will be disappointed with this performance following their 2nd place last week.

Tom was then replaced by Freya Drage in this four – with Micky Jenner coxing - to compete in the Mixed J16 Fours event where they fared better finishing in 4th place in the final.

The Ladies Coastal Junior Four of Emily Pike, Lisa Murphy, Courtney Edmonds and Kate Whitehurst with Micky Jenner coxing, who have already been crowned Hants & Dorset ARA Champions, continued their domination of their event winning both their heat and final very comfortably.

The crew then split to race in the Coastal Junior Ladies Pairs event – with Courtney Edmonds and Kate Whitehurst finishing 2nd in the final with Emily Pike and Lisa Murphy finishing just behind in 4th place.   

Ryde R. C. Summary of Crews & results.

Men’s Junior Four.  D. Douglas, J. Redstone, B. Toms, J. Groves, M. Jenner (Cox). 4th in heat. Failed to make Final.

Men’s Novice Four. T. Starkey, A. Smith, T. Cameron, J. Lee, K. Crook (Cox). 4th in heat. Failed to make Final.

Ladies Coastal Junior Four.  E. Pike, L. Murphy, C. Edmonds, K. Whitehurst). M. Jenner (Cox). Won heat and Final.

Mixed, J16 Coxed Four. F. Drage, A. Smith, J. Lee, T. Cameron, M. Jenner (Cox). 4th in Final.

Ladies Coastal Junior Pair - “A” Crew. E. Pike and L. Murphy. 4th in Final. “B” Crew. C. Edmonds and K. Whitehurst. 2nd in Final.  

Men’s Coastal Junior Pair. D. Douglas & J. Smith.  id not Finish – equipment failure.

Men’s Coastal Junior Sculls. D. Buckett. 1st in Final.

 Men’s Novice Sculls. J. (Joel) Smith. 2nd in heat for place in Final. Dead heat for 1st in Final. Lost re-row so 2nd.

Ladies Novice Sculls. C. Edmonds. 1st in Final.

BTC Regatta. Saturday, 22nd July, 2017.

BTC Regatta. Saturday, 22nd July, 2017.

Squalls and heavy rain showers made for challenging conditions for the crews and scullers from the Wightlink sponsored Ryde Rowing Club who competed at the BTC Rowing Club's Annual regatta held at Western Shore, Woolston, on Saturday. (22nd July, 2017) in spite of which they all reached their respective finals and the Club came away with three Trophies. 

The Coastal Junior Ladies crew - who have already been crowned Hants & Dorset ARA Champions and selected to represent the Association at the South Coast Championships in September - continued their dominance of this event - the crew of Catherine and Lisa Murphy, Kate Whitehurst and Courtney Edmonds - with coach Micky Jenner coxing, taking their eighth win of the season. With the championship done and dusted all four then competed in the Coastal Junior Pairs event with Kate and Courtney finishing 3rd and Catherine and Lisa finishing in 4th place in the Final. Courtney then competed in her first Ladies Novice Sculls event - producing a stunning performance - to win the final convincingly.

The Clubs Boys J16 Four - of Josh Lee, Tye Cameron, Austin Smith and Ben Sanderson with Dan Sanderson coxing - with an average age of just 15 - then competed in the Men's Novice Fours event and produced an outstanding performance to finish 2nd in the Final. They then had to come ashore - where Josh Lee was replaced by Freya Drage - and - because of a scheduling error by the regatta committee - had to immediately take to the water again to race in the J16 event - where they once again produced an exceptional performance finishing just half a length behind the winning J16 Boys crew - to take the J16 Mixed Fours title. 

The Men's Coastal Junior Four of Joel Smith, Dom Douglas, Ben Toms and Jacob Redstone with Dan coxing once again qualified reasonably easily for their final where they suffered an equipment failure and finished well down the field. Dom and Joel then competed in the Men's Coastal Junior Pairs event where they finished in 4th place in their final - with Joel then completing in the Men's Novice Sculls where he comfortably qualified for the final - where his busy racing schedule finally took its toll and he finished in 6th place.  

It proved to be a frustrating day for Men's Coastal Junior Sculler Dale Buckett as he tried to secure another point in his event to take a lead in this Championship. Having easily qualified for the final he had the bad luck to get an inside draw in the final,where, the shallow water, in the fast dropping tide as the end of the regatta drew near - may have cost him victory - as he eventually finished in 2nd place.

Dale then competed with Courtney Edmonds, Kate Whitehurst and James Smith with Micky Jenner coxing, in the final event of the day - the mixed fours where they finished in 2nd place.

Crews and summary of results.

Men's Coastal Junior Four - J. (Joel) Smith, D. Douglad, B. Toms J. Redstone. D. Sanderson (Cox). Qualified for Final. Finished 6th.

Womens Coastal Junior Four - L. Murphy, C. Murphy, C. Edmonds, K. Whitehurst. M. Jenner (Cox). First in Final.

Men's Novice Four - J. Lee, T. Cameron, A. Smith, B. Sanderson, D. Sanderson (Cox). Qualified for Final. Finished 2nd.

Mixed J16 Four - F. Drage, Lee, T. Cameron, A. Smith, B. Sanderson, D. Sanderson (Cox). 2nd in Event. Won Mixed J16 Section.

Mixed Four - D. Buckett, C. Edmonds, K. Whitehurst, J. Smith. M. Jenner (Cox). 2nd in Final.

Men's Coastal Junior Pair. J. (Joel) Smith, D. Douglas. 4th in Final.

Ladies Coastal Junior Pair. "A" Crew - C. Edmonds, K. Whitehurst. 3rd in Final.

Ladies Coastal Junior Pair. "B" Crew - C. Murphy, L. Murphy. 4th in Final.

Men's Coastal Junior Sculls - Qualified for Final. Finished 2nd.

Men's Novice Sculls - J. (Joel) Smith. Qualified for Final. Finished 6th.

Ladies Novice Sculls - C. Edmonds. First in Final.

Southsea Regatta, Saturday, 15th July, 2017

Press Release. Ryde. R. C. Southsea, Saturday, 15th July, 2017.

It was a frustrating day for Ryde Rowing Clubs crews at Southsea Regatta on Saturday (15th July), where rival Associations the Hants & Dorset ARA and the Coast ARA meet for the only time before the South Coast Rowing Championships in September, as the racing was abandoned in worsening conditions.

It had started well for the Wightlink sponsored club with their young J16 Coxed Quad of Freya Drage, Austin Smith, Josh Lee and Tye Cameron with Dan Sanderson coxing – with an average age of just 15 – competing in the J16 event and finishing in 2nd place.

This was followed by strong performance from Dale Buckett in the Men’s Coastal Junior Sculls and Joel Smith in the Men’s Novice Sculls who both finished their heats in 2nd place to comfortably qualify for their respective finals – as did the Men’s Coastal Junior Pair of Dom Douglas and Joel Smith.

The Ladies Coastal Junior Four of Emily Pike, Liza. Murphy, Courtney Edmonds and Catherine  Murphy with Coach Micky Jenner coxing, who have already been crowned this year’s Hants & Dorset ARA Champions took to the water and very comfortably won their heat to secure a place in the final and test themselves for the first time against the Coast ARA opposition.

But by this time the conditions afloat were deteriorating considerably – as the Men’s Coastal Junior Four of Dom Douglas, Ben Toms, Jacob Redstone and James Smith with Dan Sanderson coxing once again soon discovered – as they filled up on the return leg, while challenging for a place in the final – and were forced to come ashore.

Soon after, in the steadily worsening conditions racing was abandoned for the day meaning that the Men’s Novice Four of Tom Starkey, Austin Smith, Ben Sanderson and Josh Lee and the two Ladies Coastal Pairs crews of Catherine and Lisa Murphy and Courtney Edmonds and Kate Whitehurst never got to go afloat.

Ryde R. C. Summary of Crews & results.

Men’s Junior Four.  D. Douglas, B. Toms, J. Redstone J (James) Smith, D. Sanderson (Cox). Sunk in heat.

Men’s Novice Four. T. Starkey, A. Smith, B. Sanderson, J. Lee, D. Sanderson (Cox). Regatta abandoned – did not race.

Ladies Coastal Junior Four.  E. Pike, L. Murphy, C. Edmonds, C. Murphy (Str). M. Jenner (Cox) – Won heat then Regatta abandoned – final not held.

Boys, J16 Coxed Quad. F. Drage, A. Smith, J. Lee, T. Cameron, D. Sanderson (Cox). 2nd in Final.

Ladies Coastal Junior Pair.

“A” Crew. C. Murphy and L. Murphy. Regatta abandoned – did not race.

“B” Crew. C. Edmonds and K. Whitehurst. Regatta abandoned – did not race.

Men’s Coastal Junior Pair. D. Douglas & J (Joel) Smith. 3rd in heat for place in Final then Regatta abandoned – final not held.

Men’s Coastal Junior Sculls. D. Buckett. 2nd in heat for place in Final then Regatta abandoned – final not held.

Men’s Novice Sculls. J. (Joel) Smith. 2nd in heat for place in Final then Regatta abandoned – final not held.

Steve Bull, Ryde R. C.

Newport Regatta, Sunday, 9th July, 2017.

Newport, Sunday, 9th July, 2017.

There was a commanding performance from the Wightlink sponsored, Ryde Rowing Club Ladies Coastal Junior Four “A” crew of Courtney Edmonds, Emily Pike, Kate Whitehurst, Lisa Murphy and cox Catherine Murphy at Newport’s Fours Hants & Dorset Championship Regatta on Sunday (9th July). Knowing that a 7th win would secure the Association’s Ladies Coastal Junior Fours Championship and guarantee selection to represent the Association at the South Coast Championships at Dorney Lake in September the crew held nothing back, convincingly winning their heat, semi-final and final. Their Championship win also produced a small piece of Club history as this was one of the few H&D ARA Championships the Club had never won – and is the forty-second championship the Club has won since its first in 1962 and will be the thirty-seventh time the Club will have represented the Association.

The Clubs Ladies Coastal Junior “B” crew of Caroline Beaumont, Kristy Newnham, Abi Locke and Julie Cole with Dan Sanderson coxing suffered from a lack of recent race time, finishing 2nd in their heat – and failing to join the A crew in the final.

For the first time, this season the Club was able to enter a Men’s Junior Senior Four although only one of the crew – Dale Buckett – was actually a Junior Senior oarsman. He was joined by three Coastal Juniors – Joel Smith, James Smith and Max Reeve - who was racing competitively for the Club for the first time for more than two years and they produced an encouraging performance to finish 2nd in their heat – but failed to reach the final.

The young men’s novice four of Austin Smith, Josh Lee, Ben Sanderson and Tom Starkey with an average age of just 15, along with cox Dan Sanderson rowed confidently to win their heat and gain a place in the final where, with Catherine Murphy replacing Dan in the coxswains who was still afloat, they finished in 3rd place. 

Ryde R. C. Summary of Crews & results.

Men’s Junior Senior Four. M. Reeve, J. (Joel) Smith, J (James) Smith, D. Buckett (Str), E. McClumpha (Cox). 2nd in heat – failed to make final.

Men’s Novice Four. T. Starkey, B. Sanderson, A. Smith, J. Lee (Str), D. Sanderson/C. Murphy (Cox). Won heat, 3rd in Final.

Ladies Coastal Junior Four.  

“A” Crew. C. Edmonds, E. Pike, L. Murphy, K. Whitehurst (Str). C. Murphy (Cox) – Won heat, semi-final and final to secure the Hants & Dorset ARA Ladies Coastal Junior Championship.

“B” Crew.  C.  Beaumont, K. Newnham, A. Locke and J. Cole (Str), D. Sanderson (Cox) – 2nd in heat – failed to make final.

Coalporters Regatta, Saturday, 1st July, 2017.

Coalporters Regatta, Saturday, 1st July, 2017.

Wightlink sponsored Ryde Rowing Club produced a good set of results at the Coalporters Regatta, held on the River Itchen, Southampton on Saturday (1st July).

Pride of place went to the Ladies Coastal Junior Four of Courtney Edmonds, Emily Pike, Catherine Murphy and Kate Whitehurst with Dale Buckett coxing who comfortably won both their heat and the final to take their sixth win of the season – and close in of the Hants & Dorset ARA Championship in this event.

Their coxswain, Dale Buckett has a particularly good day as he then competed in the Men’s Coastal Junior Sculling event knocking out his main rival and Championship Leader by winning his heat and going on to secure his third win of the season with his win in the final to draw level in the chase for the H&D Championship.

Courtney Edmonds also competed in a single scull for the Club for the first time racing in the Women’s Coastal Sculling event, although still a novice sculler. She did exceptionally well, winning her heat and finishing 2nd in the all IW final - which is probably a first.

There was a welcome return to competition, following an absence since the IW Regatta weekend due to exams, for the Men’s Coastal Junior Four crews of Dom Douglas, Ben Toms, Jacob Redstone, Joel Smith with Dan Sanderson coxing who acquitted themselves well to finish 2nd in their heat, just failing to make the final.

The Men’s Novice Four of Tom Starkey, Ben Sanderson, Tye Cameron andJosh Lee with DanSanderson coxing once again unfortunately meet the eventual winners from Newport in the heat where they finished 2nd – again just missing out on a place in the final. 

Ryde R. C. Summary of Crews & results.

Men’s Coastal Junior Four. D. Douglas, B. Toms, J. Redstone, J. Smith (Str), D. Danderson (Cox). 2nd in heat – failed to make final.

Men’s Novice Four. T. Starkey, B. Sanderson, T. Cameron, J. Lee (Str), D. Sanderson. 2nd in heat – failed to make final.

Ladies Coastal Junior Four. C. Edmonds, E. Pike, C. Murphy, K. Whitehurst (Str). D. Buckett (Cox) – Won heat and final.

Men’s Coastal Junior Scull. D. Buckett. Won heat and final.

Women’s Coastal Junior Scull. C. Edmonds. Won heat, 2nd in Final.

Woolston Regatta. Saturday, 24th June 2017.

There was a strong performance across the board from the Wightlink sponsored Ryde Rowing Club team that competed at Woolston Regatta, hosted by Southampton Rowing Club at Weston Shore, Southampton on Saturday (24th June, 2017).

The Clubs Coastal Junior Ladies four of Lisa Murphy, Catherine Murphy, Courtney Edmonds, Emily Pike and Coach Mick Jenner coxing (Cox) maintained their excellent recent form to easily win their final for a fifth win this season which should see them selected to represent the Hants & Dorset Championships at the South Coast Rowing Championships at Dorney Lake, Eton in September.  

The young Men’s Novice Four – of Tye Cameron, Ben Sanderson, Austin Smith, Josh Lee with  Dan Sanderson coxing – who have an average age of just 15 did exceptionally well to finish 3rd in their heat to qualify for the final where they finished in 5th place.

Freya Drage then replaced Austin Smith in the crew to race in the J16 Fours event, against older opposition, where they impressed by finishing in 3rd place. Austin Smith meanwhile competed in the Boys J16 Scull event finishing in 2nd place.

The Club’s Coastal Junior Sculler Dale Buckett, who has had a mixed season to date, returned to his best form to take victory in his event to secure a second win and Men’s Novice Sculler Joel Smith performed well in his heat which he won – but struggled a little in the final with the outside draw in the choppy conditions - finishing in 4th place.

There was however a final flourish – when the Mixed Fours crew of Kate Whitehurst, Lisa Murphy, Dale Buckett and Mick Jenner with Catherine Murphy coxing with a comfortable win in this event.

Summary of Ryde Entries/Results – requested by IWCP.

Ladies Coastal Junior Four. Lisa Murphy, Catherine Murphy, Courtney Edmonds, Emily Pike, Mick Jenner (Cox). 1st in Final.

Men’s Novice Fours. Tye Cameron, Ben Sanderson, Austin Smith, Josh Lee, Dan Sanderson (Cox). 3rd in heat – qualifying for final – finished 5th.

Mixed J16 Four - Tye Cameron, Ben Sanderson, Freya Drage, Josh Lee, and Dan Sanderson (Cox) – 3rd in Final.

Ladies Coastal Junior Pair – Lisa Murphy and Catherine Murphy.

Men’s Coastal Junior Sculls – Dale Buckett – 1st in Final.

Men’s Novice Sculls – Joel Smith – 1st in heat – 4th in Final.

J16 Boys Sculls – 2nd in final.

Mixed Four – Kate Whitehurst, Lisa Murphy, Dale Buckett, Mick Jenner, and Catherine Murphy (Cox) – 1st in Final.

 

Press Report on Swanage Regatta in Fridays IW County Press

Some of you will have read the press report on the Ryde crews at Swanage Regatta on 17th May - in last Fridays IW County Press published Friday, 23rd May and noticed that it conflicts with the report published on the Ryde R. C. Blog, Twitter feed and facebook page - and on the on-line reports on the Island Echo and On the Wight web sites.  The IWCP report stated that the Clubs Coastal Junior Ladies Four finished in 4th place - when in fact they won the event. A complaint has been made to the IWCP, who were given the correct information but made an error when trying to amalgamate reports from Ryde, Shanklin and Newport Rowing Clubs. They have apologise and have promised to print a correction in the IWCP published this coming Friday - 30th June.

If you are interested in seeing how the Club has performed in recent events we have competed in then a more accurate and Ryde specific report is usually published on the On the Wight Web site - go to - https://onthewight.com/sports/ or the IW Echo Web site - go to - http://www.islandecho.co.uk/news/category/sport/rowing - which are usually published by the Wednesday of the week following the event - or you can follow the results on the Ryde R. C. Twitter feed - @RydeRowing or Facebook page or the Blog on the web site at www.ryderowingclub.co.uk