01 July

Temple Tempo

The Temple Challenge Cup provided some of the day’s best racing, as foreign interest in the competition was extinguished by two very strong British crews. The University of London defeated Yale University, USA having been led to the Barrier; whilst Oxford Brookes saw off the testing challenge of University of California, Berkeley, USA. These crews will now meet in the final on Sunday in what is sure to be a race which will split the supporters at Henley.


Opposites Attract

The nature of the two Wyfold Challenge Cup semi-finals were almost exactly opposite, as one kept the Henley...

30 June

New Women’s Events Begin

The women’s fours, pairs and double sculls began for the very first time at Henley Royal Regatta today, with several notable crews providing an ideal coronation for the new events. Olympic Champion Kim Brennan raced and won in an Oxford Brookes & Melbourne, Australia combination whilst Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler followed up their win at the second World Rowing Cup with a convincing opening display in the Women’s Pairs.


Irish Woe

It was a tale of two halves in the Wyfold Challenge Cup, as Commercial Rowing Club, Ireland led their quarter-final at the Barrier...

29 June

Britannia Battle

Thursday morning saw some of the most intense racing of the Regatta in the Britannia Challenge Cup, as crews jostled all the way down the course. RTHC Bayer Leverkusen, Germany came out on top of a photo finish in the Britannia Challenge Cup, whilst Stratford- upon-Avon triumphed over Riverside Boat Club, USA by a canvas.


Disaster in the Diamonds

It is a truth universally acknowledged that rowing is generally easier when a sculler remains in their boat before the race has even begun. Evidently, no-one told Matthew O’Leary of Oxford University Boat Club this, as he ended up...

28 June

The 2017 season of the world’s most famous Regatta began in earnest at 9am this morning, under moody grey skies. Not to be deterred, the racing began with a clash between City of Oxford rowing club and Thames Rowing Club ‘B’ in the aptly named Thames Challenge Cup, with the Putney-based crew prevailing by 1 ¼ lengths.


Dutch Dominance

In a few short minutes, both Dutch crews in action this morning ran out winners in their respective heats. K.A.R.Z.V De Hoop, who were racing in the Wyfold Challenge Cup, defeated Fulham Reach Boat Club, before K.S.R Njord saw off stiff opposition from Oxford...

Diamond Jubilee
03 July

Today at Henley

Finals day at Henley. It’s what four days of intensive racing amongst a record breaking 629 crews boils down to. 40 crews, 20 races and one stunning setting with the River Thames bathed in sunshine for the final day of head to head racing on the water.

Gloucester’s glory

In a hugely competitive first race of the day, Headington School took on Gloucester Rowing Club who were going for their third win in a row in The Jubilee Challenge Cup. The crews were level at the end of the Island before Headington took a small lead....

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’....