Exmouth A crew row to victory in first South West Coastal Rowing League meeting of new season

PUBLISHED: 12:27 13 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:31 13 April 2018

The Exmouth men's A crew that won the 8km race at the first Coastal League rowing meeting of the 2018

The Exmouth men's A crew that won the 8km race at the first Coastal League rowing meeting of the 2018


The first South West Coastal Rowing League regatta of the season was held on the first Saturday of April and hosted by Teign Scullers at Teignmouth with crews competing for the ‘Parson and Clerk Gallop’.

With the absence of Torquay, three clubs, Mayflower, Teign and Exmouth, participated, fielding A and B crews.

Conditions were both grey and wet for the opening event, the ladies’ 8km race. It was the Teign A crew who won in a time of 36:45 with Exmouth A a close second and Teign B edging Exmouth B for third place.

The men’s 8km race served up a close battle towards the finishing line with the Exmouth A crew netting first place by a margin of four seconds from Teign A. The winning time was 34:11 and third place went to Mayflower A, who suffered a broken rigger during the race. After the high tide at 11:15, the influence of the outgoing waters from the River Teign favoured the knowledge of the home team.

The 4km Masters (50 years plus) saw the boats struggling to maintain position for the start of the race with a false start declared. Once rowing was underway, Teign A dominated the race, finishing first in a time of 26:45. Mayflower A were second in 28:10 and Exmouth A took third place in 28:35. The final race was the mixed 4km. Tidal conditions led to a controversial start with the Teign A boat outside of the start line by 100m! Mayflower B was caught-up in the start boat and boats struggling to hold positions.

As the flag was dropped, Mayflower A, with an impressive quick start, was soon joined by all boats fighting for position in a tight space. Favourable water saw the boats weaving in and out of the buoys; Teign A were victorious in a time of 23:43, followed by Mayflower A with Exmouth B edging third place, finishing 10 seconds ahead of Exmouth A. After the event, at the New Quay Inn, Teignmouth, Teign Scullers were announced as the overall winners of the day taking home the Oar.

The next regatta action for Exmouth is on Saturday, April 21, when Plymouth-based Mayflower Offshore Rowing Club are the hosts.

Full Results:

8km – Ladies: 1, Teign A: 36:45; 2, Exmouth A: 37:21; 3, Teign B: 40:54; 4, Exmouth B: 41:11; 5, Mayflower B: 44:40; 6, Teign C: 53:51; DNF, ayflower A

8km - Men’s: 1, Exmouth A: 34:11; 2, Teign A: 34:15; 3, Mayflower A: 36:55; 4, Teign B: 37:13; 5, Mayflower B: 37:26; 6, Exmouth/Teign: 44:07

4km – Masters: 1, Teign A: 26:45; 2, Mayflower A: 28:10; 3, Exmouth A: 28:35; 4, Mayflower B: 30:55; 5, Exmouth ‘Fun Boat’ 28:35; 6, Teign B: 38:11

4km – Mixed: 1, Teign A: 23:43; 2, Mayflower A: 24:37; 3, Exmouth B: 25:43; 4, Exmouth A: 25:53; 5, Teign B: 26:46; 6, Mayflower B: 27:20

Overall race day winners: Teign Scullers

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