Roger Hine and Graham Lloyd, winners of the Marlow Pairs 1980, with the trophy. In the first round they beat Hugh Laurie and James Palmer of Eton Vikings (Silver Goblets finalists at Henley two weeks later). In the final Quintin led Andy Peach and Eric Sims of Maidenhead R.C. by a ½ length over the whole 1600m course and held on round the outside of the last bend to win by ¼ length in 5 min. 18 sec.