City of Cambridge celebrated strong weekend performances at the national British Rowing Masters Championships in Nottingham.  On Saturday the men’s Masters C pair (average age 43-50), stroked by Chris Ware and steered by club captain Seb Walker, won the A-C non-championship division beating Birmingham, Tyne and Leicester Rowing Clubs. The duo were on form again on Sunday, winning bronze in a thrilling men’s Masters C pairs final, pipping Plymouth by just 0.01 seconds.  City enjoyed further success on Sunday with the Masters C mixed double consisting of Chris and Kate Ware finishing as runners up in the A-C category.

The championships, which is open to Masters rowers (aged 27+), saw 865 crews taking part, with a record 609 entries to the Championship category.  In total 131 clubs were represented.

Masters rowing is a fast-growing area of the sport and City has several masters crews on both the men’s and women’s squad sides who train and compete together on and off-Cam.