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GB rowing team enjoy race

The 2013 World Rowing Cup is underway at Eton Dorney in Berkshire.

Rowing teams from across the world will compete in several rounds to qualify through to the semi-finals and finals of the Cup.

The Great Britain Rowing Team taking part in this year's event have tweeted their enjoyment of the Cup.

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A lovely atmosphere around Eton Dorney this morning, the crowd are all enjoying themselves and the sun is even trying to make an appearance!

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GB Rowing announce team ahead of World Cup

by Andrew Pate

The GB Rowing** team announced their line-up for this month's World cup at Eton Dorney in Berkshire. The rowers were among our most successful Olympians last year.

This is the first time the World Rowing Cup been held in the UK for eight years. And a number of Gold medallists and new faces - from our region - will be in action. Andrew Pate took to the water - to get a closer look.

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Rowing World Cup returns to the UK

An athlete practices sculling at Eton Dorney in Berkshire
An athlete practices sculling at Eton Dorney in Berkshire Credit: Andrew Pate

The GB team for the Rowing world cup will be announced this morning. A mixture of Olympic stars and new faces were out on the water at Caversham first thing.

This year's event will be held in the UK, for the first time in eight years. It will take place at Eton Dorney, where the UK had great Olympic success between 21st - 23rd June 2013.

230,000 people visited Eton Dorney to watch the Olympic events.

A total of 229,224 people visited Eton Dorney over the past fortnight to watch the Olympic rowing and kayaking events which saw Team GB win nine medals in total for rowing, and two for kayaking.

Five arrests were made at the venue, all for suspected ticket touting.

Assistant Chief Constable John Campbell of Thames Valley Police said: “I am delighted that the events at Dorney Lake have passed so smoothly and that spectators had the chance to experience some truly outstanding performances."

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