The Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup
men's eight oars with coxswain
The Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup was instituted in 1946 for public schools in the United Kingdom and was opened to entries from overseas in 1964; the rules were later modified to include secondary schools. The inauguration of this race coinciding, as it did, with the first visit to the Regatta of Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth (now Her Majesty The Queen), permission was graciously given to name the trophy ‘The Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup’.
The cup now used as the trophy was made in 1802 and given to the Regatta in 1957; the silver base was added in the same year.
The Junior Women's Eights
Women's eight oars with coxswain
The Junior Women's Eights was instituted in 2021. The event is open to crews from any one club or school, home and overseas.
A new trophy was commissioned for this event that was designed and crafted by silversmith Rauni Higson.
The Fawley Challenge Cup
men's quadruple sculls
The Fawley Challenge Cup was offered for the first time at the 1992 Regatta.
This event is now only open to crews from any one club or school, home and overseas.
The trophy presented for this event is the cup given to the Regatta by his family in memory of Nicholas Young who rowed for Westminster School and St. Catherine's College, Oxford.
The Diamond Jubilee Challenge Cup
women's quadruple sculls
The Diamond Jubilee Challenge Cup was instituted in 2012. The event is open to crews from any one club or school, home and overseas.
Her Majesty The Queen graciously consented to the event being titled to mark her 60 years on the throne, the year in which the event was instituted.
A silver cup was presented by British Rowing in 2013; this had first been raced for in 1933 at the Thames Championships Regatta, it re-appeared in 1972 as the women’s Victor Ludorum Trophy at the National Rowing Championships.