Duo impress in Korea
Matt Langridge and Bill Lucas produced the stand-out British performance on day two of the Rowing World Championships in Chungju, Korea.
Langridge and Lucas raced brilliantly to beat fancied New Zealanders Michael Arms and Robert Manson in their men's double sculls heat, taking them into the final with a real confidence boost.
Frances Houghton and Victoria Meyer-Laker also won their heat to reach the final of the equivalent women's event.
Sam Scrimgeour and Mark Aldred reached the lightweight men's pair final, though they were edged into second in their heat by Italy after an excellent battle.
The men's eight eased to victory in their heat without having to show their best form and the lightweight men's four also reached their final, finishing second in their heat behind Denmark.
There were a number of near misses for Britain's women, notably in the women's pair where Olympic champion Helen Glover and her new partner Polly Swann faltered in the final 500m to slip from first to third.
Victoria Thornley held second in the women's single scull but a bad stroke cost her momentum and Holland's Inge Janssen powered past her, while the women's eight were edged out by Australia in the battle for second place behind runaway heat winners the United States.