Ardingly Rowing Club took a magnificent 7th place from 110 UK clubs at the British Rowing Masters Championships at the National Water Sports Centre putting us well in the top 10% for Masters rowers.
Masters rowers are all over 27 but then ranked in 5 and 10 year bands so that competition is against crews of a roughly similar age.
The eldest Ardingly athlete is in his mid-70s but there were competitors there in their 80s.
Ardingly RC was represented by men and women across the two days of racing and this included some mixed gender crews for fun (despite no more than one or two practise outings together).
All the women came home with at least one medal - as did most of the men!
The final medal tally was 2 Golds - both for Steven Denley-Hill in fours with similarly aged men from other Clubs.
There were 6 silver medal crews plus two more second places where numbers of racing crews didn't allow 2nd / 3rd place medals.
And there were 4 bronze medal crews.
Ardingly Rowing Club now has an enviable reputation for Spirit and support at Regattas - despite the weather the rowers cheered on their club-mates all weekend.
This weekend they will be supporting Lieben Dickens at Henley Women's Regatta and a men's coxless four at Marlow Regatta and aiming for qualification for Henley Royal Regatta.
The Masters have another month to fine-tune their performances before Henley Masters Regatta.