The regatta took place last weekend on the Kowie River at Port Alfred and attracts crews from nine South African universities. The Rhodes Men’s Eight placed second to Tuks in the A final over 6km.
In recognition of the commitment and excellence the athletes have demonstrated, the club is sending a Coxed Four to the prestigious Head of The Charles Regatta in Boston, USA. Competing for places in the boat are Michael Thomas, Welcome Sidyiyo, Lyle Swanepoel, Murray Bales-Smith, Alex Rivarola, Chris Hale and Rory McNeill.
Naturally this is an expensive undertaking for the students. R35,000 has been generously contributed by the Rhodes Alumni. Savuka has sponsored kit. The club is deeply appreciative to these sponsors and to Rhodes University for supporting the idea of sending a crew.
As part of their fund-raising efforts the club is raffling two fabulous accommodation prizes in the beautiful Eastern Cape. Tickets are R250 each. The prizes are:
• A one week stay in Kenton-on-Sea in a beautiful holiday home. Typical beach house with stunning views of the Bushman’s river mouth. Sleeps 12.
• A weekend stay in a Southwell country farm cottage. Great for outdoor activities such as hiking and mountain bike riding. Sleeps 10.
The raffle draw will take place on 10 October. Winners will be notified by email to all entrants.
How to Enter:
Step 1: One raffle ticket is R250. Make payment (or multiples thereof) to the account below with the reference containing your initials and surname.
Step 2: Email your name and the number of tickets you have purchased to RUHOCRRaffle@gmail.com.
• Account Holder – Mr. Harry P Townsend
• Account Number – 10 10 638 215 0
• Branch Code – 051001
• SWIFT code – SBZAZAJJ
• Standard Bank