This weekend saw rowers from the Bideford Amateur Athletic Club travel to Totnes for the annual regatta. Although Saturday offered sunshine for the sprint events it was wet and windy conditions that the welcomed the club for the WEARA Championship event on Sunday. Fortunately this didn’t dampen the rower’s performance.
It was just the one win for the club on Saturday with Alex Dualibi-Wilson winning the junior 15 sculls race.
On Sunday, with Neil Pennington still on holiday Dave Byrnes once again stepped into the men’s master’s crew. He was joined by Steve Clements, Nigel Cann, Colin Pennington and Chloe Pennington (cox) and came home in 1st place.
The women’s junior 18 fours crew of Kirsty Snow, Shelby May, Shannon Monaghue, Keeley Mills with Tina Robertson (cox) had to settle for 3rd place.
Kirsty and Shelby along with Annie Cook, Zoe Robertson and Tina Robertson (cox) stepped up three categories and took part in the women’s senior A fours race. Two of the crew are still under 18 but they put on a very good performance and came home in 2nd place.
It was also 2nd place for Declan Monaghue in the men’s novice scull race.
The photo shows the winning men’s masters crew