Exeter Regatta

Crews from the Bideford Amateur Athletic Club travelled to Exeter this weekend to take part in the 2016 City of Exeter Regatta. Good conditions welcomed the crews for the 400m sprint course.

The club had a very successful day notching up eight wins and some pretty impressive performances.

The women’s junior 14 coxed quad had their first ever win. The crew of Nell Geirke, Charlie Smale, Sadhbh Connor, Joanna Grigg and Cox Tina Robertson had a fantastic race and showed their hard work has paid off.

First place
Women’s Junior 18 fours – Kirsty Snow, Charlotte Berry, Shelby May, Kayla Johnson and Cox Zoe Robertson.
Men’s junior 16 double scull – James Jordan and Alex Duaibi-Wilson
Mixed senior C fours – Hayley Wilson, Becca Brown, James Yeo, Milo George and cox Matt Colwill.
Mixed novice hours – Renata Dualibi-Wilson, Kirsty Andrew, Dan Talbot, Lorna Colwill and cox Charlie Colwill.
Men’s junior 16 scull – Alex Dualibi-Wilson.
Men’s junior 16 coxed quad – Jamie Norton, James Jordan, Jasper Beer, Alex Dualibi-Wilson and cox Hannah Myers.
Men’s masters fours – Neil Pennington, Nigel Cann, Colin Pennington, Glenn Wilkins (from Bideford Reds) and cox Zoe Robertson.

Second place
Men’s senior C fours – Brian Andrew, Matt Colwill, Declan Monaghan, Nick Dualibi-Wilson and cox Lorna Colwill.
Men’s junior 18 fours – James Jordan, Nick Dualibi-Wilson, Charlie White, Alex Dualibi-Wilson and cox Jamie Norton.
Men’s junior 18 double scull – Charlie White and Nick Dualibi-Wilson.
Women’s junior 14 scull – Charlie Smale.
Women’s novice fours – Hayley Wilson, Becca Brown, Kirsty Andrew, Lorna Colwill and cox Charlie Colwill

Third place
Men’s senior B fours – Brian Andrew, Matt Colwill, James Yeo, Nick Dualibi-Wilson and cox Tracey Wilson.

It was hard work and bad luck for the women’s senior C four crew of Charlotte Berry, Kirsty Snow, Shelby May, Hannah Myers and cox Zoe Robertson. The girls got through to the repechage and twice had a dead heat, with Exeter finally finishing ahead on the third race to reach the final.

Colin Pennington went on for another win but this time in the coxswains seat when he coxed the women’s novice crew of Shannon Monaghan, Shelby May, Charlotte Berry and Kirsty Snow to a win in what was a very close race.

In the women’s junior 18’s race Monaghan, May and Snow with Berry being replaced by Joanna Moulder were coxed to victory by Tina Robertson.

It was a very close finish in the men’s junior 16 double scull race with Alex Dualibi-Wilson and James Jordan having to push right to the finish line to grab the win.

It was another good performance from the relatively new crew of Christine Michael, Shauna Thompson, Mandy Mills, Sam Dolby and cox Dave Powe in the women’s novice race, this time coming home in 3rd position.

It was 3rd position also for Declan Monaghue in the men’s novice scull race.

Another great weekend of rowing by the Bideford club.

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