Bideford Reds Regatta
Around 40 juniors were in action last weekend last weekend at the Bideford Reds Junior Regatta and which marked the culmination of an imitative to introduce Year 7 students into the sport.
The majority of the juniors were recruited with the assistance of PE Teacher Darren Palmer at Bideford College and have been through a comprehensive Dry and Wet Start training sessions at the Reds with the considerable help of a number of parents who have assisted the clubs coaches in getting the youngsters up to a standard which has enabled them to participate at Saturday’s event.
The event consisted of a number of elimination heats with the winners progressing through to the final and the other crews racing off in a series of reprecharges to secure a place in the main final. The four boat final was a closely fought affair with just 2 foot separating the leading crews as they crossed the finishing line.
It is hoped that the juniors will now go on and represent the Reds at a number on winter Head Races and local indoor rowing competitions
The top performers at the Regatta were:
Eden Brittle, Abbie Lawson, Rebekah Walter, Alex Ferriday and Renata Wilson (cox)
Jessica Cox, Abby Jones, Jasmin Turner, Adam Crowther and James Williams (cox)
Millie Sutherland, Alfie Leitch, Nicholas Wilson, Miles Lemer and Drew Mackensie (cox)