Bideford Regatta

Nigel, Steve, Chloe (cox) Neil and Colin with their trophy.Bideford regatta was the last regatta of the West of England 2013 season on Saturday 31 August. It turned out to be a good day for Milo George with him reaching four finals and taking three first places, he made his debut in the men’s novice sculls the first time he has sculled on his own this season and winning easily. Next he joined Owen Godwin to win their heat and take first place in the men’s novice double final. His last win came in the last race of the regatta with Megan Harty, Hannah Myers and Owen in the mixed senior four. There was disappointment for the ladies junior 16 quad claiming a third place, which give the Reds the championship which they took by winning the race. Silverware came to the ladies novice double of Annie Cook and Jessica Myers dominating the race from start to finish.

There was a fifth place in the men’s junior 16 sculls for Declan Monaghan, in the ladies junior 14 double there was a fourth place for Ellie Walker and Amy Cornish in their first season. The girls were then joined by Jessica Webber and Mya Bosher to claim a fourth in the junior 14 quad. The rowers also picked up a fifth in the ladies novice four, a fourth in the men’s senior c four, and a fourth went to the mixed novice four.

Back winning were the ladies novice coxed quad of Hannah and Jessica Myers, Annie Cook, Zoe Robertson leading from the start line to the finish comfortably. Last to pick up a cup for the club was the men’s master coxed four of Nigel Cann, Steve Clements, Colin, Neil and cox Chloe Pennington. They pulled out a three quarters of length lead by the mid point only for the Reds to push hard at the Blues all the way up the quay to reduce their lead, but the Blues held on to win by two feet in a cracking race in front of the crowd lining the quay.

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