Paignton Regatta

It was a fantastic weekend for the Bideford Blues rowers this weekend, with sunshine, lots of wins and a birthday celebration thrown into the mix.
On Saturday the club travelled to Paignton for their annual regatta returning back to home waters on Sunday for the Appledore regatta.
Conditions were surprisingly good for Paignton with the sun shining all day, the club came away with six first places and even had time to celebrate the club’s President, Barrie White’s, 70th birthday.
It was success for the Colwill family with Dad Matt winning his first senior C race of the season at Appledore whilst Mum Lorna and son Charlie had two wins each over the weekend.

First place
Women junior 18 fours – Shannon Monaghan, Kayla Johnson, Shelby May, Kirsty Snow and Charlie Colwill (cox)
Men’s junior 16 fours – Jamie Norton, Alex Dualibi-Wilson, Toby Evans, James Jordan and Charlie Colwill (cox)
Women’s novice fours – Lorna Colwill, Kirsty Andrew, Rebecca Brown, Hayley Wilson and Charlie Colwill (cox)
Men’s junior 14s quads – Nell Gierke, Charlie Colwill, Toby Evans, Charlie Smale and Renata Dualibi-Wilson (cox)
Men’s junior 16s scull – Alex Dualibi-Wilson
Men’s junior 16s doubles – Alex Dualibi-Wilson and James Jordan

Second place
Women’s junior 14s fours – Nell Gierke, Ellie Carter, Charlie Smale, Joanna Grigg and Renata Dualibi-Wilson (cox)
Men’s junior 16s scull – Jamie Norton
Women’s senior C fours – Shannon Monaghan, Jo Moulder, Shelby May, Kirsty Snow and Charlie Colwill (cox)

Third place
Men’s senior C fours – Milo George, Matt Colwill, Brian Andrew, James Yeo and Charlie Colwill (cox)

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