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Photo finish on mixed day for Percy & Simpson
7:20pm Sunday 29th July 2012 in Hampshire Sport
Iain Percy, the Southampton-born double Olympic gold medallist, and Andrew Simpson recovered from a difficult start to end the opening day in fifth.
The reigning Star gold medallists endured a poor first race in which they ended 11th, but responded superbly to end the day's final race in the top two.
After some confusion over the final result, victory was awarded to Brazil's Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada - much to Simpson's disappointment.
''We thought we were ahead but it sounds like it was unbelievably close or we need to look at it,'' he said.
''It has changed back and forth apparently so that is a worry in itself so we better check that.
''It's a bit annoying if we didn't beat them but it is a good marker for the rest of the week.''
On a poor first race, Simpson added: ''We got it wrong, to be honest. We made a big mistake.
''It was very tricky, very unlucky. It is super frustrating and that is a polite way of putting it.''