18 June

Henley-on-Thames, UK, 18th June 2020. The Stewards of Henley Royal Regatta are delighted to announce Henley at Home, providing all those who cherish HRR with an opportunity to celebrate and share their memories over what would have been the Regatta weekend on the 4th and 5th of July.

15 June

The Committee of Management recognises that following the appalling death of George Floyd, the events of recent weeks have been pivotal in highlighting the issue of racial injustice across the world.  We recognise that rowing is seen as a predominantly white and privileged sport, especially in its leadership, and we believe that we all have a part to play in addressing racism and...

24 March

With much sadness and regret, the Committee of Management of Henley Royal Regatta has agreed that the 2020 Regatta must be cancelled. We have also ruled out the possibility of staging the Regatta at a future date this year. It has weighed heavily on the Committee of Management that in its 181 year history, the Regatta has only previously been cancelled during the World Wars. Also that so...

23 March

The Committee of Management of Henley Royal Regatta has been actively monitoring and responding to the Coronavirus situation since the outbreak of COVID-19, working closely with the relevant authorities and following all Government guidance.  We continue to do so, and the following considerations are uppermost in our evaluations:

  • The health and safety of our staff,...

17 March

The safety and wellbeing of our competitors, Members, spectators and staff is our highest priority and, alongside our key stakeholders, we are constantly reviewing our plans for the 2020 Regatta.

The Regatta continues to heed the advice released by the UK Government and Public Health England regarding the spread and containment of Covid-19 and its impact on large...

25 February

February 2020

The Rules for the three Club Events for men, The Thames, The Wyfold and The Britannia Challenge Cups and the one Club Event for women (to be introduced into the Regatta programme in 2021), are intended to ensure that the crews entered for these events are genuine club crews, that is, crews that train together from the same club and compete together...

10 December

  • Two new events for women to be included in the extended racing programme
  • New Student Women’s Eights event in 2020 named as The Island Challenge Cup
  • From 2021 the Regatta will offer 10 events for women


Following the Annual General Meeting this afternoon, The Stewards of Henley Royal Regatta are...

31 July

Henley Royal Regatta is very pleased to announce that its application for an additional premises licence allowing the Regatta to extend from the current five days, starting on the Wednesday of Regatta week, to six days with competition starting on the Tuesday, has been approved by Wokingham Borough Council's Licensing Authority.


04 July

  • BT Sport commits to broadcasting Henley Royal Regatta live in 2019 and 2020
  • Mark Durden-Smith and Craig Doyle to present BT Sport coverage
  • Sunset+Vine will continue as Production partner to Henley Royal Regatta and BT Sport


Henley-on-Thames, UK. The Stewards of Henley Royal Regatta are delighted the announce a renewed...

20 June

Henley Royal Regatta is breaking records again this year with 660 entries, an increase of almost 100 on the benchmark set in 2018, with 159 overseas crews representing 17 nations, around 1900 athletes.

Highlights of the 2019 entry include the mixed military crews of the King’s Cup, strong international representation...

23 January

In commemoration of the centenary of the 1919 Royal Henley Peace Regatta, Military VIIIs will once again compete against each other at Henley Royal Regatta after a one hundred year hiatus.

For the first time, male and female military athletes will row in the same boat at an elite international event. The King’s Cup will see crews from the original six nations of Australia, Canada,...

04 December


Today, Henley Royal Regatta is delighted to announce the election of three new Stewards:

  • Alison Faiers
    • A British Rowing Multi-lane Umpire. Alison has volunteered at the Regatta for many years.
  • Sarah Cook
    • Australian rower and former...