02 July

Today at Henley

Semi-finals day at Henley Royal Regatta is special. There’s a unique atmosphere, a sense of waiting on the edge of glory. For eighty crews who began the day with dreams intact, this could be the penultimate step on the road to victory. The only event to make its 2016 debut on Saturday was the Ladies Challenge Plate with an entry of four crews from Leander Club, A.S.R. Nereus, the University of California, Berkeley and East India Club & Martys Boat Club.

Jubilation in the Jubilee

The first race of the day pitted together...

Hollandia in the Grand
01 July

Today at Henley

The Friday of Henley Royal Regatta saw the open categories begin in earnest as the sun began to finally impose itself upon the event. The Grand, Stewards’, Queen Mother, Remenham and Princess Royal Challenge Cups all started on Friday, whilst the club, student and junior events rolled on into the quarter finals. Holland, Italy and Spain’s men’s eights all saw action whilst selected crews were introduced into the fold in the double and pair events. Meanwhile, a two-minute silence was beautifully observed across the regatta in commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of the...

Mahe Drysdale
30 June

Today at Henley

The second day of Henley Royal Regatta saw its fair share of controversy to match the stunning conditions and superb racing on offer. The first round of five new events, including a fiercely contested small boat contingent, saw appearances from Olympians and world champions, whilst the club, student and junior categories continued in competitive fashion. The Great Britain rowing squad for the upcoming Rio Paralympic Games was also announced as they rowed past the crowd during the lunch break.

The day began at 8:30 am with a...

Red Flag at Henley Royal Regatta
29 June

The wet and windy weather which greeted spectators and athletes alike upon arrival at the opening day of the 2016 Henley Royal Regatta failed to detract from a superb schedule of racing. The 2112m course bore witness to the full spectrum of sporting emotion as tough conditions made for close contests.

Racing began at 8:30 am with a superb contest between Waikato Rowing Club of New Zealand and London Rowing Club of Putney, London. The much-fancied Kiwis showed their class, stretching out to a few lengths advantage after the barrier and refusing to budge despite repeated and concerted efforts from...

Henley Royal Regatta
28 June

The first day of Henley Royal Regatta sees 178 crews take to the water in a year where various records have already fallen. The event has seen a staggering 629 boat entry, eclipsing the previous record by 77 entires, with 27 nations registered for the Regatta on Monday 13th June. Several notable scalps were claimed at last Friday’s qualifying races, before the Regatta draw threw up some mouthwatering first-day clashes.

The opening race on Wednesday will see Waikato Rowing Club, national club champions in their native New Zealand, face off against Putney-based London Rowing Club ‘B’....