City of Peterborough rowers tasted glory at the world famous Henley Regatta.
Ian Palmer and Steve Cranfield joined Star and Leicester club rowers Chris Callow and David Smith in a composite crew taking part in the Masters B coxless quad event.
And after a superb win by three lengths in the semi-final against Thames Rowing Club, the oar-some foursome defeated Upper Thames Rowing Club by two feet on their home water.
This result was something of a turn-up as Upper Thames had recorded a semi-final time eight seconds faster than their final conquerors.
City’s own Masters E coxless quad of Graham Barks, Jim Burt, Jack Ward and Steve Tuck reached their final, but were beaten by a strong Norwich quad.
City had beaten Henley Rowing Club by four lengths in their semi-final.
City were also represented by two lady crews at Henley.
The Masters C eight of Helen Wallace, Bridge Lloyd, Emma Richardson, Gemma Singleton, Caroline Calver, Tina Allen, Gail Parker, Hayley Marsters and cox Hannah Parker missed out on a semi-final berth by one and three quarter lengths, to the crew that went on to win the event.
Anita Carter and Joan Heath took part in the Masters E double scull event and were beaten in the semi-final by a composite crew from Dart Totnes and Exeter Rowing Club who also went on to win the event.