The West of England Amateur Rowing Association Championships continued in Paignton on Saturday, with the two Bideford clubs taking steps to overall championship victories. Bideford Blues mens senior C four of Matt Colwill, Declan Monaghan, Nuck Dualibi-Wilson and Brian Andrew increased their championship lead after sealing victory in Torbay. Monaghan also finished first in the senior C single sculls, enough to secure him the championship. The Blues juniors performed well, with wins in the mens junior 15 double scull for Toby Evans and Charlie Colwill and a ladies junior 15 double scull victory for Sadhbh Connor and Nell Gierke. Not to be outdone by the juniors, the senior D and E four of Dave Bates, Dave Powe, Brian Andrew, Steve Heel and cox Joanna Grigg secured the championship with a win on Saturday. Bideford Reds went a step closer to achieving an impressive double with wins in the mens Senior A and B races. With just two events remaining they will be hoping to secure both West of England titles. Under the guidance of coach Glenn Wilkins the squad of Adam Curtis, Ross Bennett, Luis Wilkins, Mark Fishleigh, Jon Lamont, brothers Karl and Alex Rowland, plus regular cox Jess Giddy have raced all season in both categories and have already established an unasailable 10 point lead in the Senior B, whilst their win in the Senior A at Paignton has edged them level with Greenbank Falmouth and Plymouth. Other victories in Torbay came through Jess Giddy and Libbie Willis in the senior C double sculls, and via the open mixed four combination of Giddy, Willis, Bennett and Fishleigh, plus cox Chloe Pennington.