UPTON Rowing Club collected a record number of medals from a weather-affected British Masters Championships in Nottingham.

Rowers faced fierce gusting headwinds which forced racing in the middle of the Sunday programme to be abandoned.

But by that time, Upton had already accumulated an impressive medal haul. Stuart Edney and Debbie Thompson claimed gold in Mixed Mas B double sculls as they put clear water between themselves and a Durham crew.

Upton’s duo then came close to repeating that feat in the Mixed Mas C quad sculls event with Julian and Tabitha Scrivener.

After losing over a length to their main opposition from Berwick and Hexham, they steadily closed the gap but the finish came too soon as they finished a few feet behind to take silver.

Julian and Tabitha Scrivener also raced in the Mas D double sculls and comfortably reached the final.

But they were then drawn in a lane that was badly affected by the headwind and could only manage a bronze medal.

They finished behind a crew that they had beaten by nine seconds in the heat.

The duo came fourth in the younger age group event (Mas C) only a fraction of a second behind the bronze medallists.

Maurice Stanley and Andrew Scott, and Chris Horne and Lance Hollis entered non-championship D-F double sculls.

Stanley and Scott took first place with a strong row.

Liz Elston and Maggie Jameson were involved in a controversial Women’s Mas F pairs race.

Soon after the start two of the crews clashed and were stopped by an umpire, but another official told the Upton pair and Abingdon’s crew to keep going.

The two crews crossed the line with Abingdon in the lead and Upton second.

After much discussion, it was decided to re-run the race, but the elements intervened and all racing was cancelled.

Elsewhere, Jameson won silver in W Mas F doubles and Julian Scrivener clinched gold in Mas B/C eights.

Linda Scott, Pippa Riddle, Trish Scorer, Jo Hammett, Sally Miles, Dee Haynes, Jon Eaton, Adam Checkley and Richard Gill made gallant efforts without reward.