THIS energetic Club have enjoyed the best ever
season in their 94 year history. This season they
won 19 cups, main highlight being winning the
Sandown Bay Regatta. They were the only row-
ing club to ever compete in the Sark-Jersey race.
Their annual regatta held off Appley was a
huge success. They won the junior pairs novice
at Bournemouth Regatta and came second in the
junior senior oars. They certainly made a clean
sweep of the Island this season and remained
unbeaten in every rowing event they attended.
This is their first season away from the old
H.Q. on Ryde Pier, and their best, for they have
attracted far more members. For the first time
ever they had to hire a ‘bus on the mainland to
convey their supporters to the various events.
Anyone interested in healthy sport with a
really “with it” club should telephone Ryde
4068 for details. Apart from rowing this amazing
Club have a Football team which plays almost
every Sunday, a darts team and a rugby team.
Age group for members? 10 to 70 and they
record their grateful thanks to Ryde Borough
Council for all the assistance and friendly advice
they have received.
Islander, November 1971, p.9