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.
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.