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.
Henley Royal Regatta,
Telephone 01491 572153
Fax 01491 575509
There are no banking facilities on site. There will be no cash machines available other than those in the town centre.
All bars, catering and shop facilities within the Stewards' Enclosure accept Visa, Visa Debit and MasterCard but not American Express.