It was a fantastic end to the rowing season for the Bideford Blues rowers this weekend, who put in outstanding performances on their home water.
The club not only gained 13 first positions, seven second places and three thirds, but also claimed the Billy Little Cup for beating the Reds and the Grimes Perpetual Trophy as overall champions of the river.
The first place finishers included the men’s senior B fours of Dave Bates, Dave Powe, Dave Burton, Alistair Peake and Colin Pennington (cox); and the men’s junior 16 single scull won by Alex Dualibi-Wilson.
Dualibi-Wilson later teamed up with James Jordan to clinch the men’s junior 16 double sculls.
The men’s novice fours, senior B single sculls, masters handicapped fours and senior C double sculls all won their races.
There were also wins for Declan Monaghan in the men’s novice single sculls and junior 18 single scull.
Further victories came in the ladies’ novice fours, senior C fours, junior fours and senior C double sculls.
Although this was the last regatta of the season, crews will be making the trip to Wimbleball Lake next week for the South Coast Championships.
The Reds secured two wins - the ladies’ novice fours and ladies’ junior 18 quad crews both took first place.