Rowers show their abilities

Lucie Scott.
Lucie Scott.

Ruby and Jasmine Latka rowed a personal best time to take victory in the women’s J13 double sculls at the Peterborough Regatta.

On Saturday, the twins clocked 4 mins 11.5 secs over 1,000m, Boston Rowing Club’s only victory at the hotly-contested event.

However, there were plenty more promising performances from members at the Carlton Road Boathouse.

Bethany Holderness and Lucie Scott finished third in the same final, which also included a strong crew from Newark.

Sunday saw rowers compete over 500m, and Lucie stepped up to the plate to compete in two events - the WJ13 single sculls and the WJ13 double sculls, with teammate Holly Sauntson.

Reaching the final in both, she came second in the singles and fourth with Holly.

In the single sculls, Lucie was competing against East Anglia’s top sculler Cerys Maryan (Norwich) - ranked ninth in the Uk at WJ14 level- and pushed her all the way, coming a close second in both the heat and final.

The women’s J13 double sculls saw Ruby and Jasmine take second behind a Shropshire crew from Pengwern Rowing Club.

A Norwich boat just pipped Lucie and Holly, despite the two crews tussling bow ball to bow ball.

Boston Rowing Club head coach Adam Berry and club captain Jeff Elms - not to be out done by their junior squad - came fourth in their IM1 double sculls.

With a high level of entries, several Boston crews were unable to compete.

With the Regatta season coming to a close, the club looks forward to the oncoming Head race season and the famous Boston Marathon (September 15).

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