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Rowers make a splash at neighbouring regatta as mixed seniors claim the gold

Dartmouth Ama­teur Rowing Club put in a great effort this weekend at the Totnes Regat­ta.
With their fullest trailer of the season and four new junior members to cheer for, a good weekend was had by all.
Saturday was a day of sprints, with many crews on the water.
The men’s senior C, men’s open fours, the men’s novice scull of Will Cumberlidge and new to the club j14 boys Jordyn Watkins and Torin Peel all went well in their sculling races.
The funnest race of the day for the club was the men’s eight, who came third behind Dart Totnes’ senior and student crews.
Two more new faces to the club also battled hard in their races, Alice Middleton and Tegan Peel racing in the women’s j14 single sculls.
It was the mixed senior crews putting on the best show, with the senior A crew coming in second to Dart Totnes, and the mixed senior C crew of Terry Wallis, Tess Pres­ton, Jess Middleton, Will Atkins and cox Marie Lang qualifying easily and going on to win against Greenbank Falmouth.
Sunday brought both horrible conditions, but also the more important racing for the championship crews; the men’s j14 sculls of Jordyn and Torin both qualified and went on to come second and third in their final.
The men’s senior C four of Luke Sharam, Adam Sharam, Will Atkins, Will Cumber­lidge and cox Marie Lang raced an easy heat and met Castledore and Bideford Reds in the final.
A tough race brought them bowball to bowball with Castledore just 150m from the finish line, and the boys sadly rowed through to second place.
Despite the day’s results the senior men do still have the lead in the championship over Castle­dore and Bide­ford Reds, with five regattas still to go in the West of England season.

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