HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA
STEWARDS’ DECEMBER MEETING 2017
Henley Royal Regatta has officially named the three new women’s events introduced at the 2017 Regatta. A new trophy for each event is currently being specially designed and commissioned for presentation at the 2018 Regatta. The Stewards are delighted to announce the three new event names.
The women’s fours will be named
THE TOWN CHALLENGE CUP
The women’s pairs will be named
THE HAMBLEDEN PAIRS CHALLENGE CUP
The women’s double sculls will be named
THE STONOR CHALLENGE TROPHY
About Henley Royal Regatta
Henley Royal Regatta is the pre-eminent, river-based international rowing regatta. It has an unparalleled tradition and place in the hearts of top rowers around the world. Held annually since 1839, except during the two World Wars, Henley forms an essential part of the British summer sporting scene.
More than 300,000 spectators are attracted to the Regatta each year, and competitors liken the experience to rowing “in a stadium” such is the proximity, number and noise of the knowledgeable crowd that lines the banks. Rowing greats and Olympic champions such as Sir Steve Redgrave, Chairman of the Committee of Management of the Regatta, Sir Matthew Pinsent, Dr Dame Katherine Grainger, and others can all count Henley titles amongst their biggest achievements.
Henley is also unique in that school, college and university students have the opportunity to race alongside the greatest names in their sport.