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South Coast Rowing Championships

Crews from Bideford Blues made the long journey to Herne Bay in Kent this weekend for the 60th South Coast Rowing Championships and 11th South Coast Junior Regatta. It was the first time the Blues coastal boat had been used in a regatta, but the boat sponsored by the Bideford Bridge Trust and By the Ford butchers certainly didn’t let the crews down.

A very impressive first place went to the young under 14 quad. The crew of Charlie Colwill, Jack Berry, Toby Evans, Nell Gierke and cox Tina Cox stormed home to win their first ever attempt at this level. It was certainly a good result for Toby who travelled back from Germany to attend the regatta.

It was third place for Matt Colwill, Brian Andrews, Nick Dualibi-Wilson, Declan Monaghan and cox Charlie Colwill in the men’s junior championship. They put in a very good performance to gain their third place as once again it was their first time in competing in such high standards of rowing.

Declan Monaghan stepped out of the boat for Dan Talbot to join the crew and take part in the men’s junior / senior championship race. This time, despite an excellent performance the crew settled for fifth place. A very good performance in both races.

It was also fifth place for the ladies junior championship crew. The crew of Charlotte Berry, Kirsty Snow, Shannon Monaghan, Shelby May and Charlie Colwill cox fought hard in what was a very tight race.

Bideford Regatta

It was the perfect end to the rowing season for Bideford Blues. On their own water they claimed ten first positions, championship of the river and the all important Billy Little cup. This cup is given to one of the two local clubs, the Blues or the Reds and is won by the club with the most points on the day.
It was celebrations for Shannon Monaghan, Charlotte Berry, Shelby May, Kirsty Snow and Zoe Robertson (cox). Not only did they cruise through to win the ladies senior C but they went onto win the ladies junior 18 fours resulting in them winning the ladies junior 18 championship for the second year in a row and also securing their place in next week’s junior championship race at Herne Bay. Other crews that won the championship for their categories were the junior 14 quad crew, ladies novice, Alex Dualibi-Wilson in the junior 16 single scull, men’s junior 16 quad and men’s senior C. All these rowers will be joining the ladies junior 18’s at Herne Bay next weekend.

First place
Men’s junior 16 double sculls – Alex Dualibi-Wilson and James Jordan
Ladies senior C fours – Shannon Monaghan, Charlotte Berry, Shelby May and Kirsty Snow
Men’s novice fours – L Wilson, Dan Talbot, Charlie White and James Jordan
Ladies novice fours – Lorna Colwill, Kirsty Andrew, Kayla Johnson, Renata-Dualibi-Wilson and Charlie Colwill (cox)
Ladies senior B fours – Zoe Robertson, Annie Cook, Shelby May, Jess Myers and Hannah Myers (cox)
First place (continued)
Men’s junior 16 single sculls – Alex Dualibi-Wilson
Men’s junior 14 quad fours – Nell Gierke, Toby Evans, Charlie Colwill and Jack Berry
Ladies junior 18 fours – Shannon Monaghan, Charlotte Berry, Shelby May and Kirsty Snow
Men’s junior 16 coxed quad fours – Jamie Norton, Jasper Beer, Alex Dualibi-Wilson, James Jordan and Hannah Myers (cox)
Mixed open fours – Zoe Robertson, Annie Cook, Milo George, Charlie White and Tina Robertson (cox)

Second place
Masters handicapped fours – Dave Bates, Dave Powe, Dave Burton and Alistair Peake
Men’s senior C single sculls – Declan Monaghan
Ladies junior 14 quad fours – Joanna Grigg, S Connor, Ellie Carter and Nell Gierke
Men’s senior B single sculls – Milo George
Senior A fours – Matt Colwill, Nick Dualibi-Wilson, Dave Burton, Alistair Peake and Charlie Colwill (cox)
Men’s junior 16 single sculls – James Jordan
Men’s senior C fours – Declan Monaghan, Matt Colwill, Nick Dualibi-Wilson, Brian Andrew and Charlie Colwill (cox)
Men’s junior 14 double sculls – Toby Evans and Jack Berry
Men’s junior 18 single sculls – Alex Dualibi-Wilson

Third place
Colin Pennington, Glenn Wilkins, Nigel Cann, Neil Pennington and Chloe Pennington (cox)
Men’s novice single sculls – Lucas Wilson
Men’s senior B fours – Dan Talbot, Matt Colwill, Nick Dualibi-Wilson, Brian Andrew and Charlie Colwill (cox)
Ladies junior 14 single sculls – Ellie Carter
Men’s junior 14 single sculls – Charlie Colwill
Ladies junior 14 double sculls -Joanna Grigg and S Connor

Dartmouth Regatta

It was excellent conditions for this year’s Dartmouth Royal Regatta. Four firsts, six seconds and three thirds for the club was a fantastic result at the regatta which play host to crews from as far a field as Bexhill, Oxford and Shoreham.

First place
Women’s junior 18 fours – Shannon Monaghan, Charlotte Berry, Shelby May, Kirsty Snow and Zoe Robertson (cox)
Men’s junior 16 scull- Alex Dualibi-Wilson
Women’s novice fours- Lorna Colwill, Kirsty Andrews, Renata Dualibi-Wilson, Jo Moulder and Charlie Colwill (cox)
Men’s junior 16 double sculls- Alex Dualibi-Wilson and L Wilson

Second place
Men’s senior C scull – Declan Monaghan
Women’s senior C fours – Shannon Monaghan, Charlotte Berry, Shelby May, Kirsty Snow and Zoe Robertson (cox)
Men’s senior B fours – Declan Monaghan, Dan Talbot, Brian Andrew, Nick Dualibi-Wilson and Charlie Colwill (cox)
Men’s junior 18 double sculls – Nick Dualibi-Wilson and Alex Dualibi-Wilson
Women’s junior 14 quad sculls – Nell Gierke, S Connor, Ellie Carter, Joanna Grigg and Zoe Robertson (cox)
Men’s junior 16 quad sculls- Jamie Norton, Jasper Beer, Alex Dualibi-Wilson, Lucas Wilson and Zoe Robertson (cox)

Third place
Men’s junior 14 double sculls – Toby Evans and Jack Berry
Men’s junior 14 quad sculls – Nell Gierke, Charlie Colwill, Toby Evans and Jack Berry
Mixed senior C fours – Rebecca Brown, Hayley Wilson, Dan Talbot and Tim Henry

Appledore Regatta

After returning from Paignton Regatta on the Saturday, the wins continued on Sunday at Appledore regatta with eight firsts, six seconds and three thirds.

First place
Men’s junior 18 doubles – Charlie White and Alex Dualibi-Wilson
Men’s vet open fours – Dave Bates, Dave Powe, Dave Burton, Alistair Peake and Kirsty Snow (cox)
Men’s junior 16 quads – James Jordan, Toby Evans, Alex Dualibi-Wilson, Jamie Norton and Charlie Colwill (cox)
Men’s junior 14 quads – Toby Evans, Jack Berry, Charlie Colwill, Nell Gierke and Tina Robertson (cox)
Men’s senior C Fours – Brian Andrew, Matt Colwill, Nick Dualibi-Wilson, Declan Monaghan and Charlie Colwill (cox)
Men’s junior 16 doubles – Alex Dualibi-Wilson and James Jordan
Ladies novice fours – Jo Moulder, Kirsty Andrew, Verity Foracre and Lorna Colwill
Men’s junior 16 sculls – James Jordan

Second place
Ladies senior C fours – Shannon Monaghan, Charlotte Berry, Shelby May, Kirsty Snow and Charlie Colwill (cox)
Ladies junior 14 quads – Nell Gierke, Charlie Smale, Joanna Grigg, Ellie Carter and Tina Robertson (cox)
Men’s veteran open fours – Matt Colwill, Brian Andrew, James Yeo, S Chields and Hayley Wilson (cox)
Ladies junior 14 doubles – Nell Gierke and Charlie Smale
Ladies junior 14 sculls – Charlie Smale
Men’s junior 14 doubles – Charlie Colwill and Jack Berry

Third place
Mixed senior C fours – Hayley Wilson, Rebecca Brown, James Yeo, Milo George and Verity Foracre (cox)
Men’s senior B Fours – Dave Bates, Dave Powe, Dave Burton, Alistair Peake and Kirsty Snow (cox)
Men’s junior 16 sculls – Jamie Norton

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)

Falmouth Regatta 2016

A group of rowers from Bideford Blues travelled to Falmouth on Saturday to take part in the annual regatta. They managed to bring home four wins despite the conditions being wet and windy.
First place
Under 18s junior ladies of Kirsty Snow, Charlotte Berry, Shelby May, Shannon Monaghue with Tina Robertson (cox).
Under 16s men’s quad – Jasper Beer, Lucas Wilson, Jamie Norton and Toby Evans. It was a great performance by Toby who stepped up from the under 14’s to fill in.
Junior 14s quad – Jack Berry, Toby Evans, Charlie Smale, Nell Gierke and Tina Robertson (cox).
Men’s under 16 scull – Jamie Norton.

Third place
Ladies senior C – Kirsty Snow, Charlotte Berry, Shelby May, Shannon Monaghue and Tina Robertson (cox)
Under 14 scull – Charlie Smale
Under 13 scull – Ellie Carter
Under 14 girls quad

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.

Plymouth Regatta

With a few rowers missing from this weekend’s regatta due to other commitments the remaining Blues crews took to the water at Plymouth and put in yet another fantastic performance, results are as follows:
First place
Junior 14s fours – Charlie Colwill, Toby Evans, Jack Berry and Nell Gierke
Novice Mixed – Dave Bates, Renata Dualibi- Wilson, Dan Talbot and Sam Dolby

Second place
Junior 16s Scull – James Jordan
Junior 16s double – Jamie Norton and Jasper Beer
Junior 18s double – Nick Dualibi-Wilson and James Jordan
Men’s Senior C – Matt Colwill, Declan Monaghan, Brian Andrews and James Yeo
Women’s Senior C – Kirsty Snow, Shannon Monaghan, Charlotte Berry and Shelby May
Women’s Junior 18s fours – Kirsty Snow, Charlotte Berry, Shelby Johnson and Shannon Monaghan

Third place
Junior 16s scull – Jamie Norton
Junior 14s scull – Charlie Smale

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Totnes Regatta

It was two days of rowing this weekend for Bideford Blues who travelled to Totnes to take part in their annual regatta.

Saturday saw James Jordan and Alex Dualibi-Wilson have a first and second position. First in the men’s junior 16 doubles and second in men’s junior 18 doubles.

The men’s open doubles had to settle for second position following a clash in the first attempt of the race. The pair, Charlie White and Nick Dualibi-Wilson were taking an early lead in the race but unfortunately a clash of crews further down the race meant a re-row, this time the Blues having to take second place to Totnes.

The women’s novice doubles, Hannah Myers and Shannon Monaghan came in third position.

On Sunday the club notched up two firsts, five seconds and two thirds.

It was the young men’s junior 16 fours who earnt the title of race of the day which resulted in a win for the youngsters, but only just. The crew of James Jordan, Alex Dualibi-Wilson, Jasper Beer and Jamie Norton (who made his first competitive appearance) along with cox Hannah Myers had to fight for the line and nudge ahead of Totnes. Alex went on to win his junior 16 scull race.

Second place went to the women’s junior 18 fours, men’s senior B fours, women’s junior 14 fours, women’s junior scull and women senior C fours.

It was third for the women’s novice fours and men’s junior 14 fours.

Totnes men's junor 16 fours

 

British Master’s Championship

It was a trip to Nottingham for the British Master’s Championship for Dave Byrnes and Alistair Peake who took part in the D doubles race. They won their heat but narrowly missed out to Wallingford in the final and had to settle for second place.

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