A group of Grosvenor Rowing Club Masters Squad journeyed nearly 1000 miles to Denmark last weekend for the 4 day World Masters Championships
Held on the beautiful Lake Bagsvaerd in Copenhagen, 3500 athletes from all over the World came to compete against the best in their age groups
They had great success winning in the following Events
Women’s Masters D (average age 50) Double Sculls,
Men’s G (65) Single Sculls,
Mixed Master’s F(average age 60) Double Sculls
Steve Walker was the first to take gold, beating crews down the 6 lane 1000 metre course, from Germany, Japan, Norway, Poland in his race in quite challenging weather conditions.
Janet Vorberg and Di Moore rowing in the Women’s double sculls were next on the starting line, racing in the pack until they pulled away from Munchener Ruder,Germany in the last 30 strokes, to beat crews from, Bagsvaerd Roklub Denmark, Neste RC Finland, Newport USA and UK based Peterborough RC to win in a very credible time for the conditions of 4mins.35.
Previous winners Steve Walker and Di Moore then joined each other in a Masters Mixed F Double Sculls and again beat a truly Worldwide International field, this time consisting of Rokskilde Roklub Denmark, Latvian RRC/SK, Riverside/Torrens from Australia, Ardingly from the UK, Christiania Roklub from Norway and Santa Catarina from Brazil to collect the 3rd Grosvenor Gold of the Championships.
Also competing on behalf of Grosvenor RC were Brian Chapman, Jeremy Lush, Mark Bancroft and Mike Allwood in a variety of quads and small boats
For a Club to have the level and depth of success at one of The World Rowing Major Championships is a credit to the depth and quality of rowers at Grosvenor Rowing Club, Chester.