NORTHWICH Rowing Club brothers George and Will Laughton are relaxing after taking on the world.
George rowed in the British eight at the recent World Under 23 Championships and Will in a coxless quad at the juniors competition.
George, 20, was in an eight-boat knocked out at the semi-final stage in Amsterdam.
But 18-year-old Will got much closer to a medal last week.
'We were fifth and I think we could have done better, the bronze probably,' he said.
'We had a problem in the semi final, when the rudder slipped on the wire and we banging into the buoys. We only just qualified for the final, but got a poor lane and a strong crosswind. But it was a great experience.
'I start university in London soon and I aim to relax and enjoy the life there for 12 months and then start again.'
Will rowed for Britain earlier this year at the Munich International Regatta and picked up a silver in the double sculls. German boats were first and third and they formed a quad to dominate the Worlds.
The brothers, who live in Lower Withington, are ambitious.
George said: 'It is my first year at international level and I am pleased with my progress.
'Rowing at the Worlds was fantastic. You don't do a sport that takes up so much of your time without wanting to get to the top.'