Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Seven wins for Reds in Torquay

14:17 26 August 2014

LEFT TO RIGHT: Hannah Vincent, Jess Cox, Libbie Willis and Abby Jones

LEFT TO RIGHT: Hannah Vincent, Jess Cox, Libbie Willis and Abby Jones

Archant

Bideford rowers stay in contention for West of England honours after strong showing on the South coast

The hectic domestic regatta season continued on Saturday when Torquay hosted the eighth regatta of the 10 race season.

Despite rowing on the open waters of Torbay, conditions were just about ideal for all the crews and it proved another successful day for the Bideford Reds who ended up with seven class wins to show for their hard work.

In the junior section, the ladies’ junior 16 quad fours sees Bideford’s Blues and Reds crews locked in a struggle to top the table when the season closes at Bideford in a fortnight’s time.

In Torquay, Abbie Jones, Libby Willis, Jess Cox and Hannah Vincent plus cox Adam Curtis secured a vital victory over their rivals from the Blues to edge into a single point lead in the championship.

There were no such problems for the men’s junior 14 combination of James Jordan, Isaac Crowther, Alex Dualibi-Wilson and Jamie Norton plus cox Adrian Prust, who have stormed through the season to remain unbeaten.

Jordan and Crowther then went on to win the corresponding double sculls race while Dualibi-Wilson won his singles event to secure a further West of England Championship for the Reds.

The men’s J16 quad of Dan Crowther, Nick Dualibi-Wilson, Alex Rowland and Matt Harris picked up their second win of the season but still trail category leaders Totnes by four points.

There were mixed emotions for the Senior B/C squad of Adam Curtis, James Williams, Jon Lamont, Richard Prust and Luis Wilkins along with cox Abbie Jones, who will have been delighted with their win in the Senior B race where they still have hopes of catching current leaders Exeter.

But they will have been disappointed to finish only third in the senior C fours, losing ground to the current championship leaders from Exeter in the process.

The two remaining regattas will be staged at Dartmouth on Thursday and at Bideford on September 6.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Tony Gussin with a 60lb Norway halibut

Angling scene with Tony Gussin

Read more
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Barnstaple ABC's Troy Elworthy. Picture: Submitted

Young Barnstaple boxer will look to impress at weekend semi-final in Milton Keynes

Read more
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Intercontinental and Commonwealth Middleweight champion Tommy Langford presents the trophies to Bidefords Callum Cunningham (right) and Devonports Tyler Dyer. Picture: Submitted

Hundreds enjoy great night of boxing at first village show since 1958

Read more
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
North Devon player Josh King is in the Devon Lions side for the friendly against Somerset 2nd XI at Paignton on Sunday. Picture: Submitted

North Devon players in side to face Somerset on Sunday

Read more
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Torridgeside, pictured with the Brayford Cup, have been promoted to the South West Peninsula League. Picture: Matt Smart

The North Devon Gazette League side will join Appledore in Division One East next season

Read more
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Braunton Reserves beat Hartland 2-0 in the Combe Martin Cup Final. Picture: Rob Bates

Combe Martin Cup silverware goes back to Lobb Field for first time since 2010

Read more
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Sporting Barum's Matt Deakin scored four against Torrington Reserves on Saturday. Picture: Rob Bates

Team could wrap up the perfect season in their final match against Clovelly tonight.

Read more
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Jimmy's Boys celebrate their win.

Non-bowlers competed to win the charity cup in successful day set to become annual event.

Read more
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Sporting Barum wrapped up the Intermediate One with a 3-1 win over Ilfracombe. Picture: Rob Bates

This week’s North Devon Gazette Football League Roundup

Read more
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Max Curtis took five wickets for 17 runs in the win over Brixham

North Devon maintained their winning start to the Tolchard’s Devon League Premier - but not without a scare.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 12°C

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications