GREAT Britain rowers from Berkshire are getting ready for the second World Cup of the 2012 season this weekend but with some notable crew changes.

The World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland starts tomorrow (Friday) until Sunday and will feature even more competition with crews from Australia, New Zealand and Canada taking part.

Twice Olympic silver medalist Debbie Flood is back in the Siemens-sponsored GB Rowing Team for the first time this year and will race in the women's eight as a replacement for the injured Lindsey Maguire.

World champions Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins, pictured left. will be determined to continue their unbeaten winning streak since early 2010 in the women's double, while Helen Glover and Heather Stanning will potentially face their first outing against the New Zealanders who beat them on two occasions.

In a slight tweak of the men's eight, Marcus Bateman will replace the injured Constantine Louloudis while Paul Mattick will return to the lightweight men's four as a replacement for the injured Peter Chambers.

The switch means that Windsor's Adam Freeman Pask will now race in the lightweight single scull instead of the pair.

Rob Williams, from Maidenhead, who won silver in the lightweight men's four in Belgrade, Shiplake College's GB newcomer Will Satch and Reading's Bill Lucas and Sam Townsend, pictured right, have also been named in the squad.

Townsend's fiance Natasha Page has won a seat in the women's eight after a winter disrupted by illness.

"I've had such a tough year, mentally and physically", said Page.

"Getting back into training was a massive shock to the system. But now I'm back it's the best feeling ever."

Experimentation continues in the men's quad in the lead up to the Olympic announcement on June 6 as Reading University Boat Club member Charles Cousins moves to the stroke seat of a combination that features Tom Solesbury, Stephen Rowbotham and Matt Wells.

l THE GB Rowing Team has already qualified boats in 13 of the 14 classes for London 2012.