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

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 in a fantastic performance and finished a very creditable third place.

In the men’s masters championship race, the crew of Colin Pennington, Steven Clements, Dave Burton and Neil Pennington finished fourth.

In the men’s junior 18 coxed fours race, the scratch crew were also third.

On Sunday, it was the turn of the younger rowers at the South Coast under 16 rowing regatta, also 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, he won the men’s junior 16 double sculls.

In the men’s junior 16 single scull race, Lucas Wilson finished fourth.