The veterans won MasE/F quadruple sculls in bank holiday sunshine at Twickenham, with only Dave remaining from the combination that won the same event in 2016. The regatta will be remembered mainly for the unusually high tide that flooded the trailer park and boating area in late afternoon. The jazz band played on as the water rose in the enclosure, the umpires continued to shout into their megaphones, the crews continued to race. Bruce, Andrew, Les and David had secured their quad win before the excitement with two age handicap races, reeling in MasF opposition. The MasE double scull and Mxd MasE double scull were both knocked out by eventual winners Bewl Bridge. All in all a good day for the Sons of the Thames Rowing Club veterans.