Bideford’s rowers had a bumper weekend on the water at the Totnes and Bridgetown Regatta.

Bideford Reds' winning ladies' junior 15 quad four (left to right) Cassie Skene Smith, Tilly tucker, cox Chloe Pennington, Nell Davies and Bethan Cooper. Picture: ContributedBideford Reds' winning ladies' junior 15 quad four (left to right) Cassie Skene Smith, Tilly tucker, cox Chloe Pennington, Nell Davies and Bethan Cooper. Picture: Contributed

The Reds and Blues were both in action at the event in Totnes. Saturday’s racing was devoted to 500m sprint races, with the WEARA 1,000m championship events coming on Sunday.

The Blues’ youngsters were on form, with the junior 13 crew of Harry Fanson, Ned Pettifer, Immy Paiano and James Evans, along with cox Lorna Colwill, taking first place in Saturday’s sprint.

Fanson teamed up with Barney Evans, Harrison Beer and Jamie Milsom for Sunday’s junior 14 boys’ championship race, with that foursome also coming home with a win.

The championship racing saw the Blues finish second in three events, and third in four more.

Bideford Blues' boys' junior 14 quad crew of Barney Evans, Harrison Beer, Jamie Milsom and Harry Fanson. Picture: ContributedBideford Blues' boys' junior 14 quad crew of Barney Evans, Harrison Beer, Jamie Milsom and Harry Fanson. Picture: Contributed

Toby Evans, Tom Picillo, Jack Berry and Charlie Colwill were second in both the junior 18 and junior 16 boys’ quad.

The men’s veteran four of Neil Pennington, Steve Clements, Nigel Cann and Coling Pennington also earned a second place finish.

Third place finishes went to Barney Evans in the junior 14 scull, the junior 14 girls’ quad, junior 16 girls’ quad and the ladies’ senior C.

It was very much a weekend for the ladies for Bideford Reds, with the club’s female rowers providing a massive contribution to the three race wins, two second places and two third place finishes on Saturday.

Bideford Reds' winning ladies' junior 15 quad four (left to right) Cassie Skene Smith, Tilly tucker, cox Chloe Pennington, Nell Davies and Bethan Cooper. Picture: ContributedBideford Reds' winning ladies' junior 15 quad four (left to right) Cassie Skene Smith, Tilly tucker, cox Chloe Pennington, Nell Davies and Bethan Cooper. Picture: Contributed

Libbie Willis and Jess Giddy were successful in winning the women’s open double sculls race, whilst the unbeaten junior 14 duo of Tilly Tucker and Nell Davies were again victorious in their double sculls race.

Tucker and Davies then joined up with Cassie Skene-Smith, Beth Cooper and cox Chloe Pennington to win the Junior 15 quad fours race.

Sunday’s racing saw Tucker, Davies, Skene-Smith and Hazel Fowler claim victory in the girls’ junior 14 quad over the 1,000m distance.

The men’s senior B crews pushed winners Totnes to the line, taking second and third place, whilst the ladies’ senior C four also picked up a well-earned second place behind the hosts.