On Sunday 4th June Brixham Gig Club attended the nearby regatta at Salcombe. The estuary is a main stay on Brixhams calender and has thrown up wins in the past and 2017 has yielded victory once again.
The under 14s in the 3rd race of the day caught the tail end of the bad weather before the sun came out on Sunday but this did not deter the crew of Joe Butler, Thea Simmons, Charlotte Gregory, Ellie Goodman, Gracie Atterbury and Saskia Rollings-Blay coxed by Amy Plowman as they beat off competition from Rame – one of the other forces in junior rowing – the hosts Salcombe and local rivals Dartmouth.
Their under 16s counterparts managed a credible 2nd with the crew of Jasmine Mills, Lauren Winter, Joe Nisbett, Joss Greenway, Anna Nisbett and Winnie Opolo coxed by Amy Plowman, Brixhams Livvie Greenway also rowed in a composite crew with Caradon and Salcombe and they finished 4th.
The first race of the day was the mens B and the Brixham crew of Craig Thomas, Chris Mason, Darren Atterbury, Steven Marshall, Joe Nisbett and Bruce Nisbett coxed by Mac MacClean finished 3rd after some masterful coxing around the turns gaining 4 places in the process.
The ladies B followed with Gemma Dadley, Charlotte Summersby, Jodie Pine, Rachel Atterbury, Sasha Adamson and Tracy Stoneman rowing to a 12th place finish.
In the A races the Mens A crew of Matt Scoble, Dave Morralley, Tim Colliver, Ash Turner, Mark Ashworth and Mac MacClean finished 9th whilst the ladies A crew of Bess Ashworth, Eve Buckley, Leigh Bower, Amy Plowman, Jasmine Mills, Becca Chappell finished 8th.
In the C races there was no mens crew for Brixham but in the Ladies C race Brixhams Cassie Fielding, Anna Nisbett, Sapphire Hendriksen, Lauren Winter, Hilary Kennedy, Winnie Opollo rowed brilliantly to a 4th place.
Finally in the veterans races the Mens Vets of Mark Ashworth, Dave Morralley, Tim Colliver, Mac MacClean, Pete Scoble and Bruce Nisbett finished 4th whilst the Ladies Vets of Katharyn Ashworth Caroline Dadley Val McClean Andi Colliver Jodie Ellis Justine Pilkington finished 5th.
The next regatta takes place on the 11th June in Sidmouth.Follow