Dunstan, Port Chalmers to fore

Dunstan Arm and Port Chalmers United had a dominant weekend at Lake Ruataniwha.

The two clubs both claimed a swag of medals at the national masters championships.

They combined for 36 medals, while the Wakatipu, Otago, Wanaka and Oamaru clubs also chipped in with medals.

Usual suspects Simon Smith and Greg McLaughlin starred for Dunstan Arm, both being members of eight gold medal-winning crews.

Smith also claimed a single scull title in the C age-grade, while teaming with Quentin Annan in the D double sculls to make it 10 golds for the weekend.

McLaughlin's gold with Frederick Bruckner in the A double sculls took him to nine titles.

Bruckner secured five gold medals, while Annan claimed four.

Port Chalmers United claimed six golds in its 19-medal haul.

Alison Howlett and Robyn Cameron won two golds each, while Imogen Coxhead, Fay Forgie and Jan Brosnahan were also prominent.

Age grades at the regatta are staggered from A, the lowest, to K for crews with an average age of 85 years and older.

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