Morning Briefing with Jessica Eddie - Sunday

Morning Briefing with Jessica Eddie – Sunday 7 July , 2024

All you need to know about the racing today at Henley Royal Regatta with Jessica Eddie, Steward and Olympic silver medallist. 

1. 9:30 Britannia Challenge Cup 617 Thames R.C. vs 615 Royal Chester R.C.

The first HRR final for Royal Chester in 75 years, they won this event exactly a century ago will be looking to end their title drought, whereas Thames will be looking to make it three titles in three years

3. 9:50 Wargrave Challenge Cup 106 Thames R.C. ‘A’ vs 92 London R.C. ‘A’

A battle between two local rivals, Thames RC have won this event twice since its inception in 2021, whereas London had never got through a round prior to this year. 

8. 10:40 Ladies’ Plate 23 Princeton Univ.,USA vs 20 Cambridge Univ.

A battle between the cream of British and American universities, Cambridge mixture of Blue boat winning face a Princeton crew looking to become the first US crew to win the event since Yale in 2015

12 11:20 Grand Challenge Cup 2 Oxford Brookes Univ and Taurus BC VS 5 Univ. of Washington, USA 

Washington comes over to Henley as IRA national champions looking to get a win whereas Oxford Brookes and Taurus will be looking to make it three from the past three years in the competition. 

14 11:40 Prince Philip Challenge Trophy 282 Headington Sch. vs 292 RowAmericaRye

Recent winners at HWR and NSR medalists, Headington won the inaugural event in 2021 and go against US national champions RowAmericaRye

17 2:00 Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup 263 Shiplake College. Vs 267 St Paul's School

St Pauls will be looking to win their second PE  title in three years, with Shiplake in their second final of the competition ever looking for their first win in boat club history. 

24 3:10 Diamond Jubilee Challenge Cup 588 Wycliffe ‘A’ vs 553 Marlow R.C.

One of two crews racing in junior finals from their club, Marlow R.C. faces a Wycliffe crew that have dominated the domestic circuit all season, with NSR and Metropolitan Regatta titles to their name.