The Stewards' Enclosure is only open to Members and their Guests.
In 1919 the then Chairman of the Committee of Management, Sir Harcourt Gold, proposed that an Enclosure should be created on the Berkshire side of the river, by the Finish Line. He further proposed that this Enclosure should be open to general membership and that it should be run as a Members’ Club. The initial membership was limited to 300 persons and the annual subscription was set at £5.5s.0d – five guineas.
Once the initial membership was in place any future applicants had to be formally proposed and seconded by existing Members. By 1939 the membership had risen to 700 and by 1957 this figure was 1,550.
There are now 6,500 Members and the waiting list is nearly 1,000 – this means that it could take up to 10 years before an applicant is likely to be elected to membership.
The process of applying for membership of the Stewards’ Enclosure remains unchanged today. Contact Henley Royal Regatta for a membership application form or for further information on the application process.
There is a strictly enforced Dress Code and children under ten years of age are not admitted. However, children of all ages are welcome in the Regatta Enclosure.
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