Bideford Blues lady rowers lead the way

Joseph Bulmer

WEST of England rowing crews competed at Exeter Regatta over a short 500 metres course, racing just three abreast and with heats needed to win a place in the finals. Performance of the day for Bideford Blues went to the new Ladies Novice Four of Holly and

WEST of England rowing crews competed at Exeter Regatta over a short 500 metres course, racing just three abreast and with heats needed to win a place in the finals.

Performance of the day for Bideford Blues went to the new Ladies Novice Four of Holly and Kristy Webbe, Amy Alford, Kelly Edwards and cox Colin Pennington, who beat host club Exeter by a canvas in their heat and went on to beat Bideford Reds and Exeter B in the final for their second victory in this category this season.

Young Alice Jackson in the Ladies Junior 16 and 18 singles sculls events was hoping to put behind her the disappointment of missing out on a England vest in a home international by just 0.3 of a second!

She duly won the Junior 18 scull by an easy verdict, but had to fight hard in the Junior 16 final and settle for a dead heat.

The Mens Composite Masters Four of Colin Pennington, Glen Wilkins, Nigel Cann, Neil Pennington and cox Holly Webbe, were against a composite four from Dartmouth, Reds and Totnes, recording a one length victory.

The Mens Junior 16 Quad of Ben Reeve, Jack Harty, Ollie Goodwin, Owen Roberts-Key and cox Chris Daniels knocked out Exeter in their heat and came second to Totnes in the final.

The Blues' Junior 16 Double Scullers also made it to the final, where they came second.

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