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Photo finish for Stratford Boat Club duo at GB J16 Summer Regatta

STRATFORD Boat Club’s Tomi Wilcock and Will Beattie were involved in a photo finish in their final at the brand new GB J16 Summer Regatta in Nottingham.

Will Beattie and Tomi Wilcock.
Will Beattie and Tomi Wilcock.

Wilcock and Beattie took to the rather choppy waters for their time trial, where they put in a fine performance to finish third. The duo then raced well in the semi-final where they came home third to book their place in the A final.

Here, Weybridge and Newark were out in front and took gold and silver respectively. However, the other four crews were close together in the final 200m.

The Stratford duo put up a good fight and on the line were classified sixth in what was pretty much a photo finish.

J16 coach Abi Terry said: “The result was so close that none of the coaches actually knew who had finished where.

“This was a great event for the boys to attend, well organised and some brilliant racing. We now look forward to the British Championships in a couple of weeks’ time.”

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