Due to school and other commitments it was a fairly small team from the Wightlink Sponsorsed Ryde Rowing Club who competed at the last Coastal event of the season last weekend (Saturday, 8th September) - the South Coast Rowing Championships held at Deal, Kent and hosted by Deal, Walmer and Kingsdown Rowing Club on behalf of the Coast Amateur Rowing Association.
The Club's Minibus & Trailer travelled to Deal on the Friday and were able to help the other two Island Clubs from Shanklin and Newport by transporting their boat for them.
The Club's Boys J16 Crew of Tye Cameron, Tom Starkey, Ben Sanderson and Austin Smith with Dan Sanderson coxing first competed in the Bots J16 Coxed Quads and will have been a little disappointed with their 7th place finish in the final against very strong competition.
The raced much better in their second race - competing above their status in the Men's Coastal Junior Senior Invitation event where they finished in 4th place narrowly missing out on a podium position.
Ex. Ryde Member Bryony Reeve - now living in Portsmouth and competing for Southsea Rowing Club coxed their Club's Men's Coastal Junior Four to victory and another ex Ryde members - Tim Ash - competing for Hastings in the Open Master Fours was pipped on the line in the closest race of the day - finishing in second place.
Steve Bull. Ryde R. C.