South Devon crews grab honours in city regatta

Rowing team in action

Torquay Rowing Club's Ladies Novice coxed four - Credit: Hilary Bastone

Exeter Rowing Club hosted the third regatta of the West of England Amateur Rowing Association season over a 400 metre sprint course on the river Exe at Exeter Quay. The regatta had taken the decision to accept Championship entries only with no supporting events because of the Covid-19 restrictions. A decision which the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta have also taken in the past week.
The Exeter Regatta is another favourite with rowers and despite the Covid-19 restrictions attracted 150 entries which produced a day long scheduled programme of 99 races. 
Paignton Rowing Club’s rowers and scullers continued to show improvement with the Men’s Under 16 coxed quadruple sculls crew of Sam Brueton, Yuri Allasia, Joshua Bradley, Tristan Northcott and cox, Jane Perry, taking second place in their final. Sam Brueton also achieved the best result of the club’s scullers moving through the heats and a repechage to take third place in the final of the Men’s Under 14 single sculls.
Torquay Rowing Club made their first outing of the season in the form of a Ladies Novice coxed fours crew. The crew of Jane Nichdis, Charlotte Hunt, Hannah Gust and Michelle Sandhu were beaten in their heat by Exeter.
For Dartmouth Rowing Club single sculler Nadine Smith, at Ladies Under 18 single sculls, won her heat against scullers from Plymouth and Exeter to progress to the final where she took second place.

The club’s Ladies Senior C coxed four of Tess Preston, Ellie Malley, Lottie Cusack, Ellie Langman and cox, Nadine Smith, chalked up another Championship win. They beat Castledore in their heat and then went on to win the final by three quarters of a length from Bideford Reds with Dart Totnes third.

A massive entry from Dart Totnes produced six wins, nine seconds and seven third places. The wins were in the Men’s Under 16 coxed quadruple sculls with the crew of Sam Freeland, Josh Jarvis, James Burridge and Chris Abel; the Ladies Masters coxed four of Lisa Baumbeck, Kate Hutchinson, Laura Mapelli, Jill Riou and cox Maggie Hawkyard; Men’s Novice single sculler Joe Bowers; Men’s Masters single sculler Richard Fowlds; Ladies Under 18 single sculler Isobel Burridge; and Ladies Under 16 sculler Harriet Crawford.

City of Exeter Regatta results:
Men’s Senior A coxed fours – No entries
Men’s Senior B coxed fours   1 Bideford Reds 1 Dart Totnes 3 Exeter
Men’s Senior C coxed fours   1 Exeter 2 Dart Totnes 3 Castledore
Men’s Novice coxed fours   1 Bideford Reds 2 Plymouth
Men’s Under 18 coxed fours   1 Exeter 2 Dart Totnes
Men’s Under 16 coxed quadruple sculls   1 Dart Totnes 2 Paignton
Men’s Under 14 coxed quadruple sculls   1 Bideford Reds 2 Castledore 3 Dart Totnes
Men’s Masters coxed fours   1 Exeter 2 Dart Totnes
Men’s Senior A single sculls   1 Wickham – Exeter 2 Elliott Barton – Dart Totnes 
                                                 3 Fuller - Exeter
Men’s Senior B single sculls – No entries
Men’s Senior C single sculls   1 Wilkins – Bideford Reds 2 Bennett – Bideford Reds 
                                                 3 Dom Sloper – Dart Totnes
Men’s Novice single sculls   1 Joe Bowers – Dart Totnes 2 Ollie Warren – Dart Totnes 
                                               3 Haigh - Exeter 
Men’s Under 18 single sculls   1 Fuller – Exeter 2 Foster – Plymouth 
                                                  3 Evans – Bideford Blues
Men’s Under 16 single sculls   1 Wickham – Exeter 2 Smith – Castledore 
                                                  3 Fanson – Bideford Blues
Men’s Under 14 single sculls   1 Hughes – Castledore 2 Brew – Plymouth 
                                                  3 Sam Brueton – Paignton
Men’s Masters single sculls   1 Richard Fowlds – Dart Totnes 2 Colenso - Taunton

Ladies Senior A coxed fours – No entries
Ladies Senior B coxed fours – No entries
Ladies Senior C coxed fours   1 Dartmouth 2 Bideford Reds 3 Dart Totnes
Ladies Novice coxed fours   1 Exeter 2 Castledore 3 Bideford Reds
Ladies Under 18 coxed fours   1 Catledore 2 Plymouth 3 Dart Totnes
Ladies Under 16 coxed quadruple sculls   Exeter 2 Dart Totnes 3 Bideford Reds
Ladies Under 14 coxed quadruple sculls   1 Castledore 2 Plymouth
Ladies Master coxed fours   1 Dart Totnes 2 Castledore
Ladies Senior A single sculls   1 Colton – Castledore 2 Hallett – Dart Totnes 
                                                  3 Brown – Greenbank Falmouth
Ladies Senior B single sculls   1 Bloomer – Castledore 2 Willis – Bideford Reds 
                                                  3 Amy Hallett – Dart Totnes
Ladies Senior C single sculls   1 Brazauskine – Taunton 2 Ellie Fowlds – Dart Totnes 
                                                 3 Louise Manning – Dart Totnes
Ladies Novice single sculls   1 Suresh – Plymouth 2 Simpson – Exeter 3 Sykes – Exeter
Ladies Under 18 single sculls   1 Isobel Burridge – Dart Totnes 2 Nadine Smith – Dartmouth 
                                                   3 Sice - Plymouth
Ladies Under 16 single sculls   1 Harriet Crawford – Dart Totnes 2 Fiona Murphy – Exeter 
                                                  3 Louise Murphy - Exeter
Ladies Under 14 single sculls   1 Van Den Broek – Castledore 2 Owen – Castledore 
                                                  3 Lucy Saunders – Dart Totnes
Ladies Masters single sculls   1 Hawkey – Taunton 2 Parish – Exeter 3 Davies – Castledore