Their successors in the coxless pair, Ben Hunt-Davis and Bobbie Thatcher, also lead their competition, by one point from Croatia. The rest of the British team starts the regatta in overall second place, but most will be concerned to secure selection for the World Championships in France in September.
Three single scullers from Britain are on the fringe of the top group. Guin Batten, fifth in Atlanta, came out from Henley after losing in the final of the Princess Royal Cup. Greg Searle, new to the single, gained experience in four side by side races at Henley and looked better than he has on the Continental circuit in the summer. Jane Hall is in the lightweight single after failing to make the Olympics in the double scull last year.Reuse content