Nottingham Rowing Club sent five crews to the Fours Head to race over the boat race course in reverse.
Despite the forecast of strong winds suggesting the race might be shortened, the conditions remained calm enough to race the full championship course, albeit rowing into a very strong and gusty headwind once the crews had passed under Hammersmith Bridge.
Tony Lorrimer said: “The top crew was the men’s championship quadruple scull and they were up against Great Britain quadruple scullers and Swiss Rowing Federation.
“They started as number 10 and finished 11th, so it was a creditable performance.
“The men’s intermediate coxed four finished second in their category, only two seconds behind the winners.
“They started at the back of the field – the event having attracted nearly 500 entries.
“The women’s challenge coxed four finished third out of 27 in their category.
“The women’s challenge quadruple scull finished fifth and the Women’s coxless four finished 11th.
“Overall, the performances were better than last year, confirming that the senior squads are progressing.
“The next day the club entered two crews in the veteran’s head, both in coxed fours but different age categories.
“The Masters E four finished sixth in their category, which was possibly the hardest won to win.
“The Masters G four had a reasonable row but were out gunned by Weybridge Rowing Club.”