CREWS from Northwich Rowing Club and The Grange School got the new term off to a flying start.

For Northwich, Ellie Cushen achieved a J17 individual triumph and added the pairs title in the boat with Charlotte Almond in the Agecroft Head at Salford Quays.

The Garlick sisters were in crushing mood in the tricky conditions, with Molly joining Olivia Dunnett, Amber Sperring-Toy and Saffron Coppock for victory in the J16 quad while Sophie partnered with Honor Campbell for a J17 pair success.

Tom Swithenbank and Will Miles teamed up to win the J17 pair and joined two from Queen’s Park High School to take the J17 quad prize.

There were conquests for the masters D quad of Mike Francis, Bernie Meegan, Mark Shuttleworth and Steve Wignall, as well as the masters C/D coxed quad of Stuart Dunnett, David Snelling, Jamie Gruszka and Lee Jones, with cox Sophie Garlik.

Grange School celebrated four wins, with Seb Paisley first over the line in the J16 single sculls.

Sam Thorington and Bradley Strickland-Baker fended off rivals in the J16 pair, as did Morgan Gray, Nat Morrey, Matt Kenyon and Rory Webster in the J16 quad.

The novice pair race was cinched by Raymond Yau and Tom Butler.