A UNIQUE first was achieved at the Dee Autumn Head, with three generations from the same family all winning medals in the event.
Starting the winning streak was Malcolm Maclean, a former captain of Grosvenor Rowing Club who won his first event with the club more than 50 years ago.
He was victorious as a member of the Royal Chester Veterans F8, beating regular rivals Pengwern by 0.5sec.
Continuing the family’s winning ways was his daughter, Dawn Houghton, who recently rejoined Grosvenor after a 15- year break.
She was a member of the Grosvenor Senior two women’s eight, who not only won that event but were also the fastest women’s crew on the day.
Her victory was shared with crew members Sue Bein, Gill Page, Karen Hough, Janet Vorberg, Fiona Claymore, Harriet Maclehose and Jo Birtwistle.
The final winner in the family, representing the youngest generation, was Tamara Houghton, daughter of Dawn, who was part of the Royal Chester J14 quad that beat The King’s School by more than a minute.
In addition to this family first, the Dee Autumn Head was a particular success this year, attracting a large number of entries, with some close-fought racing.
Grosvenor Rowing Club are grateful to all the sponsors who helped to support the event.