South Coast Rowing Championships.
Wightlink sponsored Ryde Rowing Club compete at the South Coast Rowing Championships in Herne Bay on Saturday (3rd September) in the final Coastal Regatta of the 2016 season.
The Regatta, a coxed fours only event staged over a straight 1800m course is the culmination of the Coastal season where the representative crews from the three South Coast Rowing Associations - the Coast ARA, the West of England ARA and the Hants & Dorset ARA - where the IW Clubs compete - meet to decide who are the South Coast Champions at various statuses. Each Association can have two representatives if the Championship events - and a third if one of the Associations fails to fill its quota.
Ryde had originally entered four crew in the open supporting non-championship events - but two of these - one of the Coastal Junior Ladies Fours and the Men's Coastal Junior Four have now been selected to represent the Association in the Championship events as WEARA have failed to provide a full quota of Ladies Junior Fours - the Hants & Dorset ARA had struggled to find a second representative crew in the Men's Junior Fours which resulted in an appeal to all H&D Clubs for an open crew to switch which Ryde have responded to. The Club has now been selected to represent the Association on thirty-six occasions and has seventeen South Coast Championships.