imageWightlink-sponsored Ryde Rowing Club held its Annual Presentation Dinner on Saturday at the Yelfs Hotel, where the Club was founded in 1877.

Club Captain Pete Allsopp welcomed the members and guests and thanked them for attending and for their support of the Club over the last year and extended a special thank you to the Clubs guests of honour – Robert Wester and his wife Vanessa, of Carisbrooke Shipping, who sponsor the Club Regatta and contributed to the purchase of new equipment.

Following a presentation on the Clubs achievements in 2015 which included three South Coast Rowing Championships Open event wins, Robert helped the Club’s Rowing Captain Mick Jenner present the Annual Awards.

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The Coxswain’s Cup was awarded to Austin Smith; Kate Whitehurst was awarded the Ladies Trophy with Dale Buckett receiving the Men’s award. The Coaches Cup was awarded to Josie Bull and the Committee Cup to Angela Clark with the Captains Cup awarded to Ben Toms.

Photographed L-RPete Allsopp, Ben Toms, Dale Buckett, Robert Wester, Josie Bull, Austin Smite, Kate Whitehurst and Abi Locke.

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