JAKE Blatcher came up just 20-yards short as he took on the mantle of representing Stratford-upon-Avon Boat Club at the Bewdley Regatta.
As with the recent Llandaff Regatta, the Open Men’s Singles proved to be the biggest event of the day.
However, Blatcher suffered an early exit against a strong sculler from Trent Rowing Club.
After encountering some steering issues in the first half of the race, Blatcher fought hard to mount a comeback as he approached the finish only to end up 20-yards behind his opponent in a close race.
Mark Dewdney, Head Adaptive Coach and Jake’s coach commented: “There were definite signs that we are overcoming one or two issues and I think he will get a win this summer!”
Blatcher’s next outing will be at Maidenhead Regatta on Saturday, August 6 where he will also be helping out with Stratford Boat Club’s adaptive squad who will be at Maidenhead in numbers.