VINTAGE veterans from Grosvenor Rowing Club rolled back the years at Henley Masters Regatta.
Crews from the Chester club turned in a series of notable displays on the River Thames, racing over a 1,000m course from Temple Island to Upper Thames Rowing Club.
The major highlight was a double gold for Grosvenor’s Tim Betteridge, in the A1x and with his crew-mate Matt Neame in the A2x.
A third Grosvenor gold was picked up by Steve Walker in the F1x.
Betteridge had three excellent wins in his single, taking down Huntingdon in the first round and City of Bristol in the semi-finals. The final saw him up against Tyrian Club, but he still saw them off.
Less than two hours later, Betteridge took to the water again with doubles partner Neame in the final of the A2x against Poplar Blackwell Rowing Club. They won in impressive style, beating Poplar by four lengths.
Walker sailed through all his rounds, winning the first against Vesta by three lengths and then the semi final with ease.
The final saw Walker up against the defending champion, from Norwich Rowing Club.
It was close, but Walker still eased to victory, beating his opposition by one and a quarter lengths.
Grosvenor’s brother and sister team of Phil Hill and Juliet Machan returned to defend their doubles title from last year.
They won their first round with ease against German rowing club Hellas Offenbach, but were beaten in the final by Lea Rowing Club.
Crews from all over the UK, Europe and beyond entered.