All races are held over the full Henley Course on the River Thames. The length of the Course is one mile 550 yards (2,112 metres) – upstream.
All races are rowed two abreast and the winner proceeds to the next round.
The Draw takes place at 3.00 p.m. on the Saturday before the Regatta in the Town Hall in Henley-on-Thames. In the Draw, in each heat, the first crew drawn has the No. 1 station – the Berks. station.
Traditionally the Committee has 'selected' certain crews in the Draw for a number of the events. The purpose of this is to achieve the fairest and most satisfactory racing programme. Crews may be 'selected' because they are considered to be the fastest in their event or in order to keep apart overseas crews from the same Club or Country or for other similar reasons. This means that ‘selection’ is not the same as ‘seeding’!
The Draw will be posted on the Regatta website on the Saturday evening.
The Regatta will be raced over five days. The first rounds of the Thames, Temple, Princess Elizabeth, Wyfold, Britannia, Prince Albert and Fawley Challenge Cups will begin racing on Wednesday 2nd July. The racing timetable for the Wednesday will be posted on the Regatta website on the afternoon of Sunday 29th June.
The first rounds of all other events will begin racing on Thursday 3rd or Friday 4th July.
|OPEN EVENTS - MEN|
|The Grand Challenge Cup||M8+||16|
|The Stewards' Challenge Cup||M4-||16|
|The Queen Mother Challenge Cup||M4x||16|
|The Silver Goblets and Nickalls' Challenge Cup||M2-||12|
|The Double Sculls Challenge Cup||M2x||12|
|The Diamond Challenge Sculls||M1x||12|
|OPEN EVENTS - WOMEN|
|The Remenham Challenge Cup||W8+||8|
|The Princess Grace Challenge Cup||W4x||8|
|The Princess Royal Challenge Cup||W1x||8|
|INTERMEDIATE EVENTS - MEN|
|The Ladies' Challenge Plate||M8+||16|
|The Visitors' Challenge Cup||M4-||16|
|The Prince of Wales Challenge Cup||M4x||16|
|CLUB EVENTS - MEN|
|The Thames Challenge Cup||M8+||32|
|The Wyfold Challenge Cup||M4-||32|
|The Britannia Challenge Cup||M4+||16|
|STUDENT EVENTS - MEN|
|The Temple Challenge Cup||M8+||32|
|The Prince Albert Challenge Cup||M4+||16|
|JUNIOR EVENTS - MEN|
|The Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup||JM8+||32|
|The Fawley Challenge Cup||JM4x||24|
|JUNIOR EVENTS - WOMEN|
|The Junior Women's Quadruple Sculls||JW4x||8|