South Coast Rowing Championship – Wimbleball Lake

image1It was the 59th South Coast Rowing Championship Regatta this weekend held at Wimbleball Lake.

The Bideford Blues ladies under 18 crew of Shannon Monaghan, Charlotte Berry, Shelby May and Kirsty Snow were invited to compete in the ladies senior C championship race. They faced very strong competition from Hants and Dorset crews but put on a fantastic performance and finished a very creditable 3rd place.

In the men’s masters championship race the crew of Colin Pennington, Steven Clements, Dave Burton and Neil Pennington finished in a very respectable 4th place.

In the men’s junior 18 coxed fours race the scratch crew were also 3rd.

On Sunday it was the turn of the younger rowers at the South Coast under 16 rowing regatta also held at Wimbleball. The conditions were dry but windy for the youngsters but that didn’t seem to cause any problems.

It was three golds for Alex Dualibi-Wilson, firstly in the men’s junior 15 sculls when he had a clear win. Secondly he joined up with James Jordan in the men’s junior 15 double sculls and finally, again with James they won the men’s junior 16 double sculls.

In the men’s junior 16 single scull race Lucas Wilson finished in 4th place.

This was a great weekend of rowing to finish off the very successful season for the Blues.

Photo shows Alex Dualibi-Wilson and James Jordan with their medals along with Lucas Wilson

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