Wimbleball Regatta

Ten firsts, five seconds, four thirds and Championship of the lake meant a very successful first regatta of the season for the Bideford Blues on Saturday.

First places:
Men’s junior 16 4’s – Lucas Wilson, Jasper Beer, Alex Dualibi-Wilson, James Jordan and Tina Robertson (cox) who finished lengths ahead of the rest of the field.
Men’s masters sculls – Dave Byrnes
Men’s junior 14 4’s -Nell Geirke, Charlie Colwill, Toby Evans and Jack Berry. A good win for the young crew with Nell being the only girl in the crew but certainly holding her own.
Men’s junior 16 sculls – Alex Dualibi-Wilson
Ladies Junior 18 4’s – Shannon Monaghan, Charlotte Berry, Shelby May, Kirsty Snow and Tina Robertson (cox)
Men’s masters 4’s (E) – Dave Bates, Dave Powe, Dave Byrnes, Alistair Peake
Men’s masters 4’s (D) – Colin Pennington, Steve Clements, Nigel Cann, Neil Pennington and Chloe Pennington (cox) – both crews put in good performances and took first places in their categories
Men’s senior C doubles – Dave Byrnes and Alistair Peake – It was his third first position of the day for Dave Byrnes and second first for Alistair
Men’s junior 16 doubles -Alex Dualibi-Wilson and James Jordan – Following his success in the 16’s quad and his scull race it was a hat-rick for Alex.
Mixed novice 4’s – Lorna Colwill, Rebecca Brown, Dan Talbot and Dave Bates

Second places:
Men’s senior B 4’s – Dave Powe, Dave Byrnes, Nick Wilson and Alistair Peake
Men’s senior C 4’s – Nick Dualibi-Wilson, Lucas Wilson, James Jordan, Charlie White
Ladies Novice 4’s – Lorna Colwill, Kirsty Andrews. Rebecca Brown, Hayley Wilson and Dave Bates (cox) – It was the first race for this newly formed crew but they put in a strong performance
Men’s Junior 18 doubles – Nick Dualibi-Wilson and Charlie White – Very tight race but unfortunately pipped at the post
Men’s junior 14 doubles –  Toby Evans and Jack Berry – Good performance, especially as first race as a double

Third places:
Ladies novice sculls – Shannon Monaghan
Ladies junior 14 4’s – Nell Geirke, Charlie Smale, Sive Connor and Matilda Pike – It was the first ever race for this crew who were unfortunate to catch a crab on the way up but still managed to hold onto third place
Men’s senior C scull -Declan Monaghan
Ladies junior 14 scull – Charlie Smale – First time in a scull race for Charlie who put in a solid performance

Wimbleball RegattaA fantastic day of rowing for all the Blues crews whose points meant they secured the Championship of the lake, this is the first time the club has won this event at Wimbleball.

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