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Crews from Marlow Rowing Club and Claires Court School to represent Great Britain

Crews from Marlow Rowing Club and Claires Court School will compete for Great Britain in the annual J16 match against France, to be held in Vaires-sur-Marne, near Paris on Thursday.

GB regained their overall title in 2018, winning by eight points to five, giving them victory in six of the past seven events.

France won last time the regatta was held on their home water in 2016.

This marks the 38th time that GB’s Juniors have faced off against their French counterparts – a fixture that has seen many rowers winning their first GB vests over the years.

The two nations will face off in 13 races, starting at 10am local time with the women’s eight.

The Claires Court crew of Joe Stobbs, Alexander Getley, Leo Griffiths and Jake Wincomb – coached by Tom Jost – will represent GB in the men’s quad sculls.

The women’s quad sculls will be competed for by a Marlow RC crew of Tara Brogan, Emma Louise Stilwell, Emma Dabinett, Eve Lombardo, coached by Enya Meadows.

Windsor Boys’ School’s Julian van Gelderen will be a spare for the men’s squad.

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