On behalf of the Officers, Committee and Regatta Committee can I thank all our members and friends you for all their help 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 one of the best Regattas in the Hants & Dorset Calendar.
The Club had limited success on the water at Ryde – where our Ladies Coastal Junior Crew won – a success repeated on the Sunday at Shanklin where Dale also won the Men’s Coastal Junior Sculls event and there was some encouraging performances from other Club crews.
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.
The Regatta, including late entries, had an entry of 111 crews and scullers of which 96 actually raced. The 20 event program started just 5 minutes late - but finished on time with one race lost to the receding tide. The regatta itself, less Bar & Catering, is expected to just about break even. The Bar take over the weekend wasjust£1,158 – slightly up on last year, the BBQ made a profit of £574 and the refreshments and Breakfasts made a combined profit of just over £715, the PIMS Bar £142 and the Raffle £264.