WEYMOUTH Rowing Club took first prize after winning every race at Sidmouth Regatta.

First on the water was the ladies’ A crew and Weymouth fielded a strong team – and this showed as they easily led at the first turn.

They increased their lead and were well clear of Teignmouth and Bridport by the end.

The ladies’ B crew followed suit, winning in style with Lyme Regis back in second.

Favourites for their race, the men’s A crew performed as expected, leading from start to finish and setting the best time of the day (13.47mins).

Up next was the B team and despite some strong competition they managed to easily win their race, dominating both Bridport and Teignmouth.

As is traditional, the over-40s’ veterans races were next and both Weymouth ladies and men clinched clear wins, both with large margins of victory.

The final event, the mixed race, was for crews of three men and three women. Weymouth entered two teams and the power of the mixed A crew overcame the Bs in Isolde.

They took the lead just after the first turn and didn’t give it up, eventually beating their club-mates by 40 seconds.

Weymouth ladies’ captain Lynn Reynolds said: “I am very proud of all my ladies. “Their hard work in training, on and off the water, really paid off and to win all their races reflects their dedication and it is well deserved.”

If you would like to learn to gig row as a relaxing keep fit social sport, or to compete at the highest levels, all the details can be found at weymouthrowingclub.co.uk