Isle of Wight Rowing Regatta Weekend. Saturday 18th/Sunday 19th May, 2019.

The Regatta Secretary - and contact for all things related to the Regatta is -

Steve Bull (Regatta Secretary & Safety Adviser)

10 Brookfield Gardens, Binstead, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 3NP.  

Tel: 01983 566481. Mobile: 07786 034941. E Mail: stephencbull@gmail.com.

Ryde Rowing Club Annual Regatta.

Sat 18 MAY 2019 9.30 AM 3.00 PM

Appley Beach and Park, Ryde, Isle of Wight.

Ryde Rowing Clubs Annual, Hants & Dorset Amateur Rowing Association Championship Rowing Regatta. Racing in Coxed Fours, Coxless Pairs and Doubles and Single Sculls for men and women in various statuses over an 1800m course from Appley Beach, out towards Ryde Pier and return. Free to the public with refreshments available.

CONFIRMATION OF EVENTS THAT WILL BE STAGED.

IMPORTANT NOTICE Ref. RYDE REGATTA.

I refer you to the Ryde Regatta Club invitation letter which stated -

“Due to the problem with the tide the regatta committee has once again had to limit the entries in pairs and sculls to one entry per Club. Second and subsequent crew entries will be considered on the day in these events, should Clubs scratch any crews or if the entry is small (see reverse or attached for procedure). Additionally because of the strong likelihood of a larger than usual entries – the following statement, made by the Regatta, was accepted by the Hants & Dorset ARA AGM of 9th March, 2013 – “Ryde R. C. statement - Ref. Ryde - You will be aware that the tidal conditions and sandbank at Ryde restrict the Regatta to around four and a half hours – about 22 events – and that we impose entry restrictions on small boat events as a result.  In the past few years this has allowed us to accommodate heats in just one event – if heats are required in more than one event this can probably only be accommodated by dropping some of the small boat events. Therefore, with the Associations approval, if Heats are required in more than one event we will drop some of the small boats events – starting, subject to entries received,  with the Double sculls and the Men’s and Ladies pairs events. The policy will be to advertise all the usual events and refund the entries where any event is not staged due to the need to allow heats in the fours events. Clubs will be advised – by E Mail - of any cancelled events within three days of the Regatta entries closing with written confirmation and refund of entry fees within a week – and a week before the regatta takes place. I hope this is acceptable to everyone.”

A large entry of 104 crews and scullers has been received – with the possibility of further entries in the restricted small boat events but they are fairly evenly spread. With 11 Men’s Junior Fours entered – including provision for the Novice winner at Milford – this is the only event which will have heats. All event offered accept the Men’s Junior Senior Fours which only received one entry and the Ladies Senior Sculls and Double Sculls – which did not receive any entries –- will be staged .

 ·         So the following  EVENTS WILL  BE HELD -

 CHAMPIONSHIP - MEN’S SENIOR FOURS, MENS JUNIOR FOURS, MENS NOVICE FOURS, LADIES SENIOR FOURS, LADIES JUNIOR FOURS, LADIES NOVICE FOURS, MASTERS “A”/40+ FOURS. LADIES MASTERS, MEN'S SENIOR PAIRS. MENS JUNIOR PAIRS. LADIES JUNIOR PAIRS, MENS SENIOR SCULLS. MENS JUNIOR SCULLS. MENS NOVICE SCULLS, LADIES JUNIOR SCULLS and LADIES NOVICE SCULLS.

 In order to save some time I have chosen to combine the Ladies Senior Fours and the non-championship Masters B/50 events which only had two entries each.

 The following events will NOT be staged –

 CHAMPIONSHIP

MENS JUNIOR SENIOR FOURS – only one entry received - and LADIES SENIOR SCULLS – no entries received.

 NON-CHAMPIONSHIP

Double Sculls – no entries received.

 If not enclosed/attached full Programme will follow within seven days – and will be E Mailed to Clubs within the next two days.

 Steve Bull, Regatta Secretary. May, 2019.

The draft program can be downloaded here.


Are you intending to come over to the IW for the Isle of Wight Rowing Regattas over the weekend of Saturday 18th/Sunday 19th May, 2019? Are you looking for some cheap – actually FREE accommodation. Then why not camp in Appley Park, next to the Ryde Rowing Club Clubhouse, on the Saturday night after Ryde Regatta. There is no charge – although there are minor restrictions imposed – and the facilities of Ryde Rowing Club – shower & toilets will be available. For a small charge you can also book a full English Breakfast for Sunday morning in the Clubhouse. For further details and to book contact the Regatta Secretary on 07786 034941 or via E Mail – stepehncbull@gmail.com

You must book camping space and any Breakfasts by Wednesday, 15th May, 2019.