Crews from the Bideford Amateur Athletic Club travelled to Exeter this weekend to take part in the 2015 City of Exeter Regatta. Good conditions welcomed the crews for the 400m sprint course.
The club had a very successful day notching up four wins and some pretty impressive performances.
The first win of the day for the Blues was by the men’s master’s fours crew consisting of Colin Pennington, Steve Clements, Nigel Cann, Neil Pennington with cox Chloe Pennington.
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.