Four wins for reshuffled squad
British crews recorded four wins in the FISA Team Cup today in Seville despite a reshuffle caused by illness. Racing took place over 1,000m and in a strong headwind.
The men’s eight, four, pair and single scull all won. Alan Campbell (pictured carrying his boat) overcame Sjoerd Hamburger, a world championships B finalist from the Netherlands, in his final today in a time of 3:32.86.
Peter Reed and Andy Hodge took victory in the men’s pair in 3:23.46 whilst the men’s eight, stroked by Alastair Heathcote, came home ahead of two Spanish crews in 2:57.57.
Colin Smith and Stephen Rowbotham, a hastily assembled combination, were third in the men’s double in a time of 3:24.98 behind winners Greece and Belgium in second.
A 500m sprint regatta is on the menu tomorrow at the Andalucian High Performance Centre. Tom Lucy will replace Toby Garbett and Cameron Nichol will swap with Marcus Bateman – both in the eight.
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GB RESULTS – FISA TEAM CUP
FISA Team Cup (Saturday 16th – 1,000m course).
1. Peter Reed/Andy Hodge (GREAT BRITAIN) 3:23.46
2. Ireland 3:27.58
3. Spain 3:28.95
1. Matt Langridge/Richard Egington/Alex Partridge/Steve Williams (GREAT BRITAIN) 3:10.96
2. Spain 3:18.24
3. Spain 3:21.76
1. Tom Parker/Tom Stallard/Toby Garbett/Marcus Bateman/Josh West/Tom Solesbury/Robin Bourne-Taylor/Alastair
Heathcote/Phelan Hill (cox) (GREAT BRITAIN) 2:57.57
2. Spain 3:05.54
3. Spain 3:09.34
1. Alan Campbell (GREAT BRITAIN) 3:32.86
2. Netherlands 3:43.13
3. Ireland 3:43.94
1. Greece 3:21.65
2. Belgium 3:23.98
3. Colin Smith/Stephen Rowbotham 3:24.32