West Region Junior Time Trials

The West Region’s annual time trials took place on Saturday
January 19th. The aim of the trials is to select a
regional junior team to compete at the Junior inter-regional regatta
in April. The event was hosted by Dart Totnes Rowing Club
and involved 60 juniors from seven clubs,
competing over three divisions in various events from J14 up to
J16.

With rain and strong winds during the week leading up to the
event, it had been touch and go whether it would go ahead.
However, by Saturday the wind had died down and with the
incoming tide slowing any flood water on the river conditions were
relatively calm.

There were wins for five different clubs across the various
categories. Standout performances came from the Bideford Reds
J16 quad who won the first division, and the J16 double
from Dart Totnes who won the second division. Particularly
impressive were the Dart Totnes J15 quad who won division three
in the fastest time recorded since the event was first run in
2004.

Download results here.

From here selections will be made for the regional team, who will
travel to Nottingham to compete against the other 11 ARA regions in
April.

ARA Coaching and Development Team Leader