Sponsors, supporters and helpers of Ryde Rowing Club were entertained at an informal gathering at their clubhouse on Friday evening (25th January) to thank them for their support during the last year.
Club President Peter Allsopp welcomed and thanked all those in attendance and offered a special thanks to the club’s main sponsors, Wightlink and to the main Regatta Sponsor, TLM Laser.
Graham Reeve, Club Captain, talked briefly about the club’s activities and success in 2018 which was followed by a short audio visual presentation.
Senior Club coach Micky Jenner briefed those in attendance about an exciting new boat building project the club has embarked on… to produce a mould and Coastal Fours built on the Island by AB Composites of Cowes. This is to be supported by Wight Aid, who were represented on the night by Trustee Brian Marriott.
The club’s New Coastal Scull, which had been supported by Yarmouth Harbour Commission – represented by Tim Adams, was also on display in the boathouse.
This was followed by a presentation to Michael Lilley, a Trustee with the Isle of Wight Youth Trust, who – working in conjunction with Wightlink – were the club;s nominated charity once again in 2018. Following various fundraising activities, the club was able to hand over another cheque for £400 to the Isle of Wight Youth Trust.
Ryde-based solicitors Churchers, represented by Ian Heal, handed over a cheque for £1,000 to the club to go towards their boat building project.