Henley Royal Regatta to be broadcast on the BBC for first time since 1967

Henley Royal Regatta has announced television coverage of the 2015 Regatta.Close racing

Finals Day of the 2015 event will be broadcast live on Sunday 5th July on the BBC Red Button and the BBC Sport website.

In addition to the already announced live YouTube coverage throughout the Regatta, this partnership enhances the reach of this world-famous event.

Sir Steve Redgrave, Chairman of the Committee of Management of the Regatta, said:  “This is a further step in the innovative and exciting project we have undertaken this year to take the Regatta to audiences around the world as well as to UK sports fans”.

“We are delighted to have teamed up this year with the BBC, the Olympic broadcaster, which also covers the Boat Races and international rowing. This is a fantastic addition to our live coverage.”

Entries 2015

Henley Royal Regatta has received a huge entry from 18 countries with 526 crews, up by 32 from last year.

Carrying OarsA clash between the Olympic and World Champion men’s eights could be in store.

The 2015 Henley Royal Regatta could see a clash of the reigning World and Olympic Champions if both Great Britain and Germany reach the final of The Grand Challenge Cup for men’s eights.

Germany, also the reigning European Champions, took the Olympic title in 2012 but the British have won the last two World titles in the sport’s Blue Riband event. GB will race as Leander Club and Molesey Boat Club and Germany will be represented by Hansa von 1898 e.V. Dortmund.

Henley announces all-star commentary and presentation line-up

LaunchesHenley Royal Regatta Chairman Sir Steve Redgrave has today announced the broadcast presentation and commentary team for this year’s Regatta Henley Royal Regatta 2015 – the first Henley to be televised live since 1968.

Olympic medallists Sir Matthew Pinsent and Sarah Winckless will be managing the team which includes a quintet of lead commentators who will inform and engage the You Tube audience from 1-5 July with more than 250 races going out live in High Definition from a 10-camera production.

Peter Drury, of ITV football and Boat Race commentary renown, and Garry Herbert, Olympic gold medallist and lead BBC Sport rowing commentator since 1998, will be joined by Martin Cross, FISA and BBC commentator and Olympic gold medallist as well as BBC Berkshire’s Tim Dellor.

Henley Royal Regatta to be broadcast for first time since 1976

The startHenley Royal Regatta will be available to view around the world via a live stream in 2015, the Committee of Management of the world-famous Regatta has announced.

All racing will be shown live and a daily highlights show will be available to watch on demand within an hour of the close of each day’s racing from July 1-5.

Application for work at Henley Royal Regatta 2015

Henley Royal Regatta attracts over 300,000 spectators each year and is one of the most prestigious sporting and social occasions in the world.  We recruit a number of temporary staff each year in a wide variety of roles to help stage the Regatta. 

Please email tempstaff@hrr.co.uk for information about working at the Regatta.

Catering Jobs

Compass Group are looking to hire temporary staff to work in the Regatta's catering facilities.  For further information please visit www.compasseventjobs.co.uk/Henley

Stewards' December Meeting 2014 - New Chairman

Mike Sweeney has retired as Chairman of the Committee of Management after 22 years at the helm. Mike became a Steward in 1974 and took over the Chairmanship in January 1993.

At today’s Annual Meeting of the Stewards Sir Steve Redgrave, C.B.E. was elected as the new Chairman of the Committee of Management. Steve was elected a Steward in 1996 and became a Member of the Committee in December 1999. For the last 12 months Steve has acted as Vice-Chairman.

Steve Redgrave

Steve won gold medals at five consecutive Olympic Games from 1984 to 2000 as well as a bronze medal at the 1988 summer games, a grand total of six Olympic medals. He has also won three Commonwealth Games gold medals and nine World Championships gold medals. With five gold medals and one bronze, Steve is the most successful male rower in Olympic history, and his achievement of being the only Olympian to have won gold medals at five different Olympic Games in an endurance sport has led to him being hailed as Britain's greatest-ever Olympian.

Steve’s record at Henley Royal Regatta is also unsurpassed. He has won 22 Henley medals, including seven victories in The Silver Goblets and Nickalls’ Challenge Cup for Pairs.

 

New Committee Member

Sir Matthew Pinsent will replace Mike Sweeney on the Committee of Management for 2015.

Stewards' December Meeting 2014 - Election of Steward

Matthew Brittin, Esq. has been elected a Steward of the Regatta.

Matthew Brittin was educated at Hampton School and Robinson College, Cambridge where he studied Land Economy. He was awarded an MBA from the London Business School in 1997. Matthew joined Google in January 2007, becoming Managing Director of Google UK in 2009. He is currently a Google Vice President.

In his two appearances at the Junior World Rowing Championships Matthew won silver medals in the coxless fours event in 1985 and 1986. His first senior international appearance was in 1987 when he rowed in the Great Britain Eight at the World Championships. In 1988 he won a bronze medal in the British Under 23 Eight and in 1989 he won a bronze medal in the British Eight at the World Championships in Bled, Slovenia.

Matthew rowed for Cambridge in the Boat Races of 1987, 1988 and 1989. He was President in his last year.

Matthew is married with two sons. 

British crews show their strength on final day at 175th anniversary Regatta

British crews produced a strong string of performances to dominate the finals day of the 175th Anniversary Henley Royal Regatta.

There were wins in the open events for men’s and women’s eights, the men’s four and the men’s and women’s quadruple sculls on a day which saw a brace of races decided by just three feet after the 2112 metre course.

As expected the Olympic Champions Mahe Drysdale, of New Zealand, and Mirka Knapkova, Czech Republic, won the two open events for single scullers, adding to their growing collection of previous titles.

Men’s four open their campaign with comfortable win

Andrew Triggs Hodge, George Nash, Mohamed Sbihi and Alex Gregory went largely unchallenged today to qualify for tomorrow’s final of the Henley Royal Regatta Stewards’ Challenge Cup for men’s fours.

The GB quartet, competing as a Molesey-Leander composite here and already European and world cup winners this season, had a length lead by the quarter-mile marker today in their semi-final over the French national four. They lengthened this throughout the race and could ease off at the finish.

Olympic Champions safely through at Henley as British national squad start their campaign

Olympic single scull Champions Mahe Drysdale and Mirka Knapkova are safely through their first round races at Henley Royal Regatta.

New Zealander Drysdale won by an official “easily” verdict over his compatriot George Bridgwater in the Diamond Challenge Sculls – the latter making a comeback after a long lay-off since winning Olympic bronze in another boat class in 2008.

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