OXFORD Brookes dominated the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) Regatta, winning medals in 22 of the 24 finals for which they qualified, writes John Wiggins.

Their prolific display helped the university take the overall men’s and women’s titles at Nottingham.

While their women’s eight lost out to the Boat Race winners, Cambridge, Brookes’ men took the eights title for the fourth consecutive year.

They also broke new ground with a second boat in the championship eights, only missing the silver medal in a photo-finish.

Three of the top men’s crew each went on to take a further two medals.

Matthew Aldridge and Rory Gibbs won the pair and coxless four, while Jamie Copus was in the winning heavyweight double scull and lightweight pair.

In all, Brookes crews won ten gold, ten silver and nine bronze medals.

Oxford University Boat Race winner Josh Bugajski landed bronze in the single scull, while the Oxford women’s lightweights were delighted with gold medals in the championship lightweight eights.

CITY of Oxford juniors recorded ten victories at the two-day Evesham Regatta.

Regional medallists, Josie Nash and Eilish Turner-Frick won both J15 and J16 doubles, before teaming up for a J15 quad victory.

Georgie Cherry beat teammate Becky Coleman by one foot in the J18 single, before joining forces to win the IM3 double.

Coleman also won the J18 double with Millie Beaver who, like Will Tinegate and Annie Sharp, enjoyed success in singles.

The J13 boys quad rounded off the weekend with a win.

There was a twofold victory for Abingdon RCs J15 sculler Charlotte Rowley and a Sunday win for the club’s J15 boys double (Ben Sherliker and Jacob Millard).

Meanwhile, the Wallingford Regatta at Eton’s Dorney Lake was reduced to time trials as the water roughened throughout the morning in the strong wind.

There were, most notably, wins for Headington’s J18 quad and City of Oxford’s women’s coxed four, while many second places were recorded – three for Headington, two for Dan Boddington (Griffen BC ) in his single and others for Radley College, St Edward’s School and the host club.

The Marlow Spring Regatta on Monday was a favourite of the Headington girls, who dominated the J13 quads and J14 singles.

Falcon RC junior girls also found success via the J13 and novice double sculls, while City of Oxford’s adaptive rower Rachael Lunney won her singles event.