Caroline Douglas, mother of Dom - who rows for the Club and is a members of the Men's Coastal Junior Squad - is running her first half marathon in Southampton on Sunday 23rd April 2017 and fund raising for Ryde Rowing Club's new boat .
Caroline states that - "The positive impact of rowing changes lives, and our family has benefited so much from Ryde Rowing Club over the last 7 years that I'm hoping my personal challenge to run 13 miles (!) will contribute in some small way towards them achieving their fundraiser goal."
The Club are currently raising funds to purchase a new Coxed Coastal Four which will cost the club around £12,000 of which just over half has been raised to date. To remain competitive against Island and Mainland opposition it is critical that the latest design of coastal four is acquired - the newly designed "Wessex" Coastal Four, designed and built by Design Craft of Southampton being the target.
The provision of this new boat will also increase the current capacity, allowing us to get more members afloat and will have a cascade effect freeing-up existing equipment to other groups and will extend access and participation, expand the range of skills we can teach and the events we can participate in.
If you can please give Caroline - and the Club - your support. To donate go to -