1999

New annual club awards launched

The Rivoli Cup is awarded annually for "Boating Endeavour". It is open to all members for boating achievement or special merit within the Club and named after their boat.


The Ripon Challenge was initially to travel from Bradford on Avon to Ripon, Yorkshire and return with the winners setting the challenge destination for the next year. If no member reaches the destination it is awarded the crew who have travelled furthest in the year but  only won outright by reaching the destination . 

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Richard Steer, second left, presents the Ripon Challenge trophy to the first winners, Maurice and Pauline Pullin, right who won by travelling furthest that year. Bryan House, left, is the first winner of the Rivoli Cup.