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

Archant

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

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 20:54

Exmouth Town are in Tuesday night action (kick-off 7.30pm) when they entertain Plymouth Argyle in the quarter-finals of the St Lukes Bowl, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:42

Brixington Blues Under-14s were in stunning form as they put Okehampton to the sword, beating the visiting side 15-0.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:47

The second Saturday of December saw another home success for Exmouth Town, but defeat in an East Devon derby for Budleigh Salterton and a firth successive reversal for Exmouth RFC.

Read more
Saturday, December 8, 2018

Cross-country flying lately for members of the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club has been limited to the simulator, but training flights continue on any reasonable day, writes Jill Harmer.

Read more
Friday, December 7, 2018

On (December 8) Exmouth Town’s first team entertain Camelford at Southern Road with kick-off at 3pm.

Read more
Friday, December 7, 2018

On the eve of the fixture away at University fourths, Graham Tapp informed me that he was no longer the manager of Budleigh Salterton Reserves, but would take charge of this one last match, being played at Duckes Meadow, writes SpursTom.

Read more
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Exmouth United Under-11s exited the League Cup when beaten 2-1 by hosts Heavitree.

Read more
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Exmouth Town Under-13s suffered a 4-0 defeat in what was an entertaining Exeter and District Youth League meeting with Exmouth United.

Read more
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Budleigh Salterton Under-14 girls were in great form when they took on Stoke Hill Juniors in a Sunday morning league game, writes SpursTom.

Read more
Thursday, December 6, 2018

A dominant first half display was ultimately decisive in the Withycombe Colts 24-17 success over Bideford.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Exmouth Journal twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy



Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications