NORTHWICH registered two wins and made a declaration of future intent at the Head of the Float at Wallasey on Saturday.
Club coaches were encouraged by the performance of a novice eight, who comprised 16-year-old boys, most of whom only started rowing a few months ago. They did not win, but acquitted themselves well against older crews, most from universities.
The event was hosted by Liverpool Victoria over back-to-back 1400m stretches of the Mersey inside a floating dock used by commercial ships and tankers.
Northwich Rowing Club sent four men's Eights - three veteran and one novice - to Wallasey.
The Veteran D and E eights returned wins for Northwich.
Tom Kilkenny, Mike Francis, Dave Frazer, Simon Bannister, Fraser Dodd, Nev Hand, Steve Wigan, John Dutton and cox Charlie Atherton clocked 8mins 59secs to win the D category.
In the E boat and 11 seconds faster were David Wilson, Martin Stone, Frazer, Andrew Simpson, John Smith, Francis, Steve Wignall, Hand and Atherton.
Northwich's Veteran C were narrowly beaten by Grosvenor in their division.