THERE was double delight for coach David Reid at the Bewdley Regatta on the River Severn, writes John Wiggins.

The City of Oxford mentor saw his club four, recently boosted by the arrival of Moritz Scharnholz, romp to a convincing success in the IM2 category.

The other successful members of the crew were David Homans, Ed Podgorski, Christopher Booth and cox, Katarzyna Habu.

Reid’s delight was compounded when his other interest, Linacre College won their novice coxed fours event.

Habu came away with her second trophy of the day, but for Stefan Hubner, Nick Thomas, Thees Spreckelsen and Felix Schupp it was their first ever. The following day, City’s double scull of Keir Garett and Robin Voskull survived two re-rows in their semi-final before going on to win their novice event.

Meanwhile, Wallingford RC’s Pete King had success on both days winning the Masters C and IM1 single scull events.

Stanley Cannons, of Hinksey Sculling School, triumphed in the J17 singles.

At Staines Regatta, City of Oxford’s youngsters, Abi Taylor and Evie Tinegate won the J13 double before finding themselves against one another in the single sculls final – won by Tinegate.

Her family celebrations continued as older brother, Will, won the IM3 singles and might have had another to his name had it not been for a thunderstorm forcing cancellation of his junior final.

A fourth victory for City of Oxford came from Alvaro Daza and Gaby Reynolds in the boys J13 double sculls.

l The Home International Regatta at Strathclyde, Scotland, was dominated by England.

There was success for Annelise Perkins, from Headington School, who coxed the victorious junior girls four.

Meanwhile, over in Poznan, Poland, Sasha Adwani, a former Headington girl, coxed Britain women’s eight to sixth place at the World Under 23 Championships.

Other former pupils from local schools found themselves on the medal podium.

Tom Digby (Abingdon School), Charlie Elwes (Radley College) and Sholto Carnegie (once at City of Oxford RC andCherwell School) all study in America, but they combined in the four which finished with a silver medal.

The GB men’s eight steered by Ian Middleton (formerly Abingdon School and a Cambridge Blue) and powered by three of Oxford Brookes’s finest (Michael Glover, Matt Aldridge and Morgan Bolding) took a bronze medal.

Brookes also had a hand in the silver medal-winning four, coxed by Charlie Clarke, while Chris Tebb’s lightweight pair finished fourth.

Brookes’s Imogen Mackie and Oxford Blue, Flo Pickles combined in the lightweight women’s quad that finished fifth.