Exmouth R.C

West of England ARA Secretary Bob Board and who is also a member of the Exmouth club has confirmed that in addition to the East Devon club holding the Presidency of the association - 2018 also marks the 25 year anniversary of their existence.

The club are holding various events during the year to celebrate their 'silver' birthday with the first event taking place on Saturday 10th February when 48 members take part in their 'Valentine Row'. They were to row in three squads, competing a relay race from the clubhouse to the safe water mark at the fairway buoy and back.

However, bad weather prevented launching and an indoor ergo relay was quickly brought into play, rowing for an hour with each rower completing a 500m sprint and handing over to the next team mate.

WRRC Junior Team Manager

It has been confirmed that Yorkie Lomas from the Dartmouth club will take over from Paignton's Rob Harris as the Team Manager for the West Region Junior squad who will be looking to compete against 11 other regions at the Junior Inter Regional Regatta which is scheduled to be held at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham on Saturday 21st April.

Although details have yet to be finalised Lomas has confirmed that the regional trials for all West of England clubs will be held at Totnes on Saturday 24th February and where he will looking to assemble a strong team which is capable of holding its own against some of the weaker regions.

It is anticipated that the trial will follow the tried and tested format which allows young hopefuls between the ages of 14-16 to race twice in different size of boats in the three divisions that are on offer. Exact timings of the racing has also to be finalised.

WEARA Championship & Offshore Regattas. 2018

7th. Parson & Clark Gallop. Teignmouth
21st. Breakwater Bash. Plymouth
5th. Langstone Challenge. Exmouth
12th. Thatcher Rock. Torbay
9th. Plymouth Regatta
16th. Wimbleball Regatta
23rd. Port of Bideford Regatta
14th. City of Exeter Regatta
21/22nd. Totnes & Bridgetown Royal Regatta. Two day event
28th. Greenbank Falmouth Regatta
5th. Appledore & Instow Regatta
11th. Paignton Regatta
25th. Torbay Royal Regatta
30th. Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta
1st. Muddy Rubble. Plymouth
15th. Lead Weigh8. Teignmouth
6th. Pier to Pier. Torbay
20th. Exe Raid. Exmouth
17th. Dart-Totnes Autumn Head Race.