WITH four Oxford Blues on board, Keble College won twice at the Nottingham City Regatta where there were also wins for City of Oxford, Hinksey Sculling School, Radley College and St Edward’s School.
A fierce headwind made life difficult for most of the day but settled later in the afternoon when Radley won the IM1 eights and Keble took the elite eights
Earlier, City of Oxford had two boats in the final of IM1 coxless fours, finishing first and fourth.
Teddies won the J18 eights, just beating Royal Shrewsbury, who were coxed by former Headington School pupil Immy Rooney.
Keble College, with coach John Redos at four, in addition to four of the winning Oxford Boat Race crew, won the senior eights trophy ahead of Abingdon School and City of Oxford.
Hinksey were placed in four finals.
They won two of them with their J18 sculling duo, Will Wakefield and Joe Elwig also in the victorious IM3 coxed four, rowing with Ewart Rees, Andrew Clark and cox Sam Farhan.
With the course shortened to 1,000m for Masters events on Sunday, most of Abingdon RC’s entries finished second or third, while St Edward’s Martyrs BC’s sole entry John Wiggins was victorious in the Masters F single and the City of Oxford Masters C double were second.
Radley and St Edward’s had many of their younger crews racing at the Thames Ditton Regatta, where Teddies’ J16 four claimed their one victory from five finals.
Radley triumphed in two of their three finals, beating St Edward’s in the J15 eights before winning the J14 octuple.
Headington School had success for their J13 quad at the Maidenhead Regatta on Sunday.
Returning to Eton’s Dorney Lake, the Junior Sculling Regatta saw success for City of Oxford where Becky Coleman and Georgie Cherry won gold in the J17 double scull.
Hinksey were bronze medallists in the J16 double, while Falcon RC’s J17 sculler Martin Benfeghoul, missed silver by a mere 0.3secs.
l Britain's team for the European Championships remains without a potential number of Oxford University rowers plus the injured St Edward’s old boy, Stewart Innes.
But it does feature ex Abingdon School rower Matt Rossiter in the pair.
Brookes rowers, Matt Tarrant (four) and Peter Chambers (lightweight double) look forward to extending their medal tally.
The women’s eight includes Headingtonian Fiona Gammond.