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Rowers from Beccles compete in international regatta

PUBLISHED: 14:53 09 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:53 09 August 2017

Andrew Todd in a single sculling boat at the Sudbury International Regatta. Photo: Courtesy of Beccles Rowing Club

Andrew Todd in a single sculling boat at the Sudbury International Regatta. Photo: Courtesy of Beccles Rowing Club

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Beccles Rowing Club joined 31 other clubs for the hotly-contested Sudbury international Regatta.

Competitors Rebecca Sillis and Andrew Todd stand behind Committee member and British Rowing Official, Jon Bartram and Chairman Robin de Vere Green. Photo: Courtesy of Beccles Rowing Club Competitors Rebecca Sillis and Andrew Todd stand behind Committee member and British Rowing Official, Jon Bartram and Chairman Robin de Vere Green. Photo: Courtesy of Beccles Rowing Club

On Saturday, August 5, competitors travelled to Sudbury alongside club chairman, Robin de Vere Green, and committee member and British Rowing official, Jon Bartram.

In the first race of the day at 8.30am, Andrew Todd was victorious by approximately ten lengths after his opponent strayed towards the banks of the River Stour.

In the second race, Rebecca Sillis was unfortunately pipped to the post by her powerful opponent, meaning a loss for Beccles.

After a brief thunder and lightning interlude, resulting in almost as much water in the boats as in the river, Andrew safely negotiated his semi-final and progressed into the final.

As the final reached its closing stages, Andrew was level with his opponent before being ousted along the home straight.

Beccles left Sudbury empty-handed, but returned home having enjoyed a historic event.

For more information about Beccles Rowing Club, click here.

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