Information for Crews

Founded in 1839, Henley Royal Regatta is famous both as a great sporting occasion and as a social event; people come from all over the world to attend, either as competitors or as spectators. Winning an event at Henley has always been considered one of the greatest achievements of a rower's career, even amongst those who have become world champions; and a rowing life is not complete if it does not include competing at Henley.

Unlike all other major international regattas, racing at Henley is on a knock-out basis, with crews rowing two abreast over a course which is one mile 550 yards (2,112 metres) long. Naturally the tactics in such races are different from racing six abreast; but oarsmen who row almost all their serious races six abreast over 2,000 metre courses have found that the variety of racing at Henley adds greatly to the interest and enjoyment of their regatta season.

The Stewards of the Regatta hope to have the pleasure of welcoming crews from your Club at Henley this year.


Constitution & Rules 2016

Constitution rules




Important dates for 2017

Entries close
Monday 12th June 2017
Latest time of arrival in Henley: 6.00 pm (18.00 hrs.)

Qualifying Races
Friday 23rd June 2017

Saturday 24th June 2017 - 3.00 pm (15.00 hrs.)

Regatta Church Service
Sunday 2nd July 2017 – 9.30 am

Preliminary Heats
Wednesday 28th June 2017
Thursday 29th June 2017

Heats & Quarter-finals
Thursday 29th June 2017
Friday 30th June 2017

Saturday 1st July 2017

Sunday 2nd July 2017

Banking Facilities On Site

There are no banking facilities on site and the only cash machines available are those in the town centre.

All bars, catering and shop facilities within the Regatta Site accept Visa, Visa Debit and MasterCard but not American Express.

Address for all Enquiries and Communications

The Secretary,
Henley Royal Regatta, 
Regatta Headquarters,
RG9 2LY, 

Telephone 01491 572153

Fax 01491 575509