Thomas George, left, and Oliver Wynne-Griffith won Britain's first of four gold medals at the final World Rowing Cup stage of the season in Lucerne ©World Rowing

Britain claimed overall World Rowing Cup victory after winning four gold medals in the third and final round of the season in Switzerland.

The team reached the podium on nine occasions on the Rotsee in Lucerne to end on a total of 115 points overall.

Australia followed in second with 103 points, while the Switzerland rounded out the top three on 95.

Oliver Wynne-Griffith and Thomas George clinched the first British gold of the event in the men's pair.

The duo clocked in after 6min 24.88sec to beat Romanians Marius Cozmiuc and Sergiu Bejan by 0.36 seconds.

Roman Röösli and Andrin Gulich from the host nation took the bronze medal in 6:27.63.

Britain's next triumph came courtesy of Oliver Wilkes, David Ambler, Matthew Aldridge, and Fredie Davidson in the men's four with a time of 5:49.47 to beat Australia and New Zealand by 1.79 and 4.30 seconds, respectively.

Britain's reigning world champions Emily Craig and Imogen Grant posted a time of 6:54.57 to live up to their favourites tag in the lightweight women's double sculls final.

They defeated Romanian pair Mariana-Laura Dumitru and Ionela Cozmiuc, who clocked in after 6:58.98, and a time of 6:59.54 from Greeks Dimitra Eleni Kontou and Zoi Fitsiou.

Henry Fieldman then led a British women's eight crew of stroke Annie Campbell-Orde, Harriet Taylor, Emily Ford, Esme Booth, Karen Bennett, Lauren Irwin, Rebecca Edwards, and bow Natasha Morrice to a winning time of 6:02.82.

The blistering performance put them 0.75 seconds ahead of Canada in a nail-biting finish, while Australia's outfit bagged bronze in 6:06.09. 

The Netherlands also enjoyed a fruitful time with four gold medals.

They took a double in the quadruple sculls events with Roos De Jong, Tessa Dullemans, Laila Youssifou, and Bente Paulis triumphing first in the women's final.

Paulis at stroke guided the crew to a 6:19.91 finish to prevent another British gold, by 0.86, seconds before Switzerland came across the line in third a further 0.58 seconds later.

Leonard van Lierop, Finn Florijn, Tone Wieten, and Koen Metsemakers then replicated their compatriots in the men's event with 5:37.17 on the clock.

Once again a British crew had to settle for silver in 5:39.35 before Romania's 5:40.02.

Immediately after that, Melvin Twellaar and Stefan Broenik of The Netherlands posted a time of 6:04.59 to claim men's double sculls gold.

Olympic champions Martin and Valent Sinković of Croatia and Ireland's Daire Lynch and Philip Doyle then made up the podium in 6:06.53 and 6:08.76, respectively.

Karolien Florijn defended her women's single sculls title for the Dutch in 7:27.17 to beat Australian Tara Rigney and New Zealander Emma Twigg.

Rigney posted a 7:29.77 while the Olympic gold medallist Twigg came in after 7:32.95.

Poznan in Poland is then due to host the last event from June 14 to 16. 

The World Rowing Cup is set to return from April 12 to 14 next year with the first leg in Varese in Italy before athletes return to Lucerne from May 24 to 26.