On Saturday 11th June Brixham Gig Club sent a full set of crews to Cardon Regatta in Saltash. This event due to its popularity was split into heats for many of the races with the crews who have preformed at a consistently high level in heat 1 being the seeded heat and heat 2 taking the other crews.
The first race of the day was the ladies A with hosts Cardon setting out their intentions winning Heat 1, the Brixham crew of Steph Blackler, Mary Currie, Leigh Bower, Sarah David, Sasha Adamson, Sue Putt cox Dave Morralley finished 3rd in Heat 2 between Lyme Regis and Torridge.
This was followed by the mens A race the top heat was again won by Cardon with the Brixham crew of Lance Worthington, Ash Turner, Stevie Reece, James Agates, Karl Oakley, Simon Mitchell cox Dave Morralley winning the second heat seeing off Padstow in the process.
After the A race it was the under 16s this race was only the one heat and the Brixham crew of Bess Ashworth, Lauren Winter, Joe Nisbett, Lizzie Payne, Anna Nisbett, Mitzi Pilkington rowed the somewhat controversially long course well finishing 7th.
Next followed the Brixham races with the home club again winning the top heats with relative ease. In the ladies B the crew of Leigh Bower, Eve Buckley, Fiona Slater, Justin Pilkington, Val MacClean, Caroline Dadley cox Dave Morralley rowed to 2nd in heat 2 narrowly missing out to Cardons 2nd B crew.
The mens B crew of Craig Thomas, Ben Trayhorn, Tim Colliver, James Agates, Karl Oakley, Steven Marshall cox Lance Worthington were one of only two Brixham crews to be seeded in the heat 1 and raced Helford to the line narrowly missing out on 2nd place to take 3rd.
The C races followed and as with the juniors these were unseeded so the Brixham ladies crew of Bess Ashworth, Lizzie Payne, Tracy Stoneman, Jodie Brown, Jodie Ellis, Becca Chappel cox Tim Colliver rowed to a 6th place behind Salcombe, and the mens crew of Alec Slater, Mac MacClean, Pete Dadley, Max Beer, Joe Nisbett, Steve Colbrooke cox Tim Colliver finished 9th ahead of Dartmouth who borrowed Bob Moulden of Brixham.
This left the veteran races, the ladies crew of Bev Worthington, Sarah David, Sasha Adamson, Justine Pilkington, Karen Marshall, Caroline Dadley cox Lance Worthington were placed in heat 2 coming in 3rd in their heat ahead of Rame. Whilst the mens crew of Lance Worthington, Dave Morralley, Tim Colliver, Mac MacClean, Stevie Reece, Mark Ashworth cox Karen Marshall as the other seeded Brixham boat in heat 1 finished 3rd behind Helford.
The next event is Mevagissey on the 25th of June.Follow