South Africa have shattered the dreams of a gold medal for Britain's Men's Lightweight Four.
Britain's best rowers have been competing at the Olympic venue at Eton Dorney this weekend.
Volunteers who will assist spectators at Olympic rowing and canoeing events are are preparing for their roles.
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.
A lovely atmosphere around Eton Dorney this morning, the crowd are all enjoying themselves and the sun is even trying to make an appearance!
The second World Rowing Cup of 2013 begins today at Eton Dorney in Berkshire following the success of last year's Olympic water sports at the site. The event was last held in the UK eight years ago.
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.
Selectors for Great Britain's Rowing team have announced the biggest team ever for a World Cup.They will have 81 rowers across 29 boats representing Team GB at the World Rowing Cup at Eton Dorney from 21st - 23rd June.
They say its an experimental line-up as they prepare for the Rio 2016 Olympics.
The UK team for the Rowing World Cup is due to be announced today. Our correspondent Andrew Pate is at Eton Dorney with the hopefuls.
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.
The men and women who will represent Great Britain in the World Rowing Cup will be revealed later today. The international event itself will take place in the UK for the first time in eight years.
The competition will be staged at Eton Dorney in Berkshire, the location of the GB Rowing Team's 2012 Olympic achievements.
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."
Four of the region's top rowers have won a silver medal in the Men's Lightweight Four.
Chris Bartley and brothers Richard and Peter Chambers from Henley teamed up with Rob Williams from Maidenhead for a second place on the podium at Eton Dorney.
They were just pipped at the line by South Africa, with Denmark in third.