BIDEFORD Blues rowers met no prowling beasts on Exmoor at the weekend, but a long stretch of flat water as they took part in Wimbleball regatta, the second event of the WEARA season. Dave Byrnes gained another first place in the men's veteran single scull

BIDEFORD Blues rowers met no prowling beasts on Exmoor at the weekend, but a long stretch of flat water as they took part in Wimbleball regatta, the second event of the WEARA season.Dave Byrnes gained another first place in the men's veteran single sculls after securing a third place in the "younger" novice event earlier in the day.He then joined forces with brothers Colin and Neil Pennington and Nigel Cann, with Chris Daniel cox, in the men's veteran fours event.But they were unable to emulate their previous week's success at Plymouth, having to give away a 20 second start to a very good Dart-Totnes crew. The time gap proved to be just a little bit too much and they had to settle for a close second place. The women's J14 quad sculls crew of Alice Jackson, twin sisters Jessica and Hannah Myers and Nicky Reed, with Chris Daniel cox, secured another second placed finish.The four girls then went their separate ways to compete in the women's junior 14 double sculls, in which Alice and Jessica again took first place and Hannah and Nicky came third.This weekend it is the Totnes and Bridgetown Regatta on the River Dart.