All the things you need to know about the racing today at Henley Royal Regatta with Sarah Winckless, Race Umpire, Steward and Olympic medallist.
Here we are on Finals Day
Conditions: We’ve had rain that wasn’t forecast, but it looks like the conditions are very good, a holding headwind might be favouring the more powerful crews.
Before the races let’s look the clubs that have really fantastic Regatta so far and are contesting a number of Finals.
- In 12 events, they have 44 athletes on the water.
- Six of those of athletes are doubling up.
- In the Remenham (elite women’s eights)
- Two of those in the Hambledon (the women’s pair)
- Four of them in the Town Cup
Thames Rowing Club
- Thames (not named after them)
- Princess Grace
Oxford Brookes University
- Four of their athletes will come out of the Grand eight and will contest the Stewards’
- Four will come out of the Ladies’ eight and contest the Visitors’ (Men’s Intermediate Quad Sculls).
Hinksey Sculling Club
- In their first Henley final (and only second Regatta after going out in the first round of the Fawley in 2019).
- In the Britannia (club men’s four)
- Fantastic to see that community rowing club coming through.
RACES TO WATCH
Really hard to do the Ones to Watch today, but I’m going these the ones because they have been so, so tight in their racing.
The Jubilee (Women’s Junior Quad Sculls); Shiplake College ‘A’ vs Marlow Rowing Club
I’m umpiring that race as well and really, really looking forward to it.
Marlow coached by Pete Chambers.
Shiplake College have looked fantastic all week.
The Island (Student Women’s Eight); University of London ‘A’ vs Oxford Brookes University ‘A’
Really hard to call which way that race will go. Oxford Brookes looked really impressive beating Cambridge University yesterday.
The Doubles (Men’s Double Sculls) ; Haywood & Meijer vs McCarthy & O’Donovan
The lightweight Olympic champions just a couple of weeks ago.
We saw they yesterday being led in their semi-final. So it will be interesting to see what speed they do have. They may be tested by Haywood & Meijer, heavyweights & u23 world champions in the quad.
The Princess Royal (Women’s Single Sculls); Lola Anderson vs Lauren Henry
We have only had one Briton to hold the Princess Royal Challenge Cup, one of our Stewards’ in 2000. She will be either by one of these.
The Britannia (Men’s Club Four); Frankfurter Germania (GER) vs Hinksey Sculling School