Press Accreditation Guidelines
The following facilities are provided onsite:
Journalists receiving standard press accreditation will have access to the Supporters’ Lawn. Please note that no category of press accreditation allows access to the Stewards’ Enclosure.
Specialist rowing writers will be allowed access to the Press Box which is positioned on the river at the Finish of the Course. Generalist press will only be permitted access to this area on a case by case basis for limited periods each day. These can be booked in advance at the press office onsite.
Badges issued for the Press Box will also allow the wearer to access the Supporters’ Lawn.
Two photography boxes are provided for the use of specialist rowing photographers and film crews. Access to both boxes is by a ferry provided by the Regatta. Badges for the Photographers' Boxes will also admit the wearer to all areas in the Supporters’ Lawn.
i) The High-Level Box is positioned on the river, at the Finish, on the opposite side from the Press Box.
ii) The Low-Level Box is positioned on the river, 100 yards short of the Finish, opposite the Enclosure.
This is positioned within the Supporters’ Lawn, immediately to the right of the entrance gate. The Press Office provides writing facilities, press information, racing schedules and internet access, and can be used by all accredited journalists and photographers. Accredited journalists and photographers will be able to access a secure wireless network. Space in the press office is limited, please let us know in advance if you require a desk for an extended period of time.
Press Facilities for following Races
Space on the Umpire’s launch has been limited this year therefore tickets for press will depend on coaches not using their allocated place. We cannot guarantee a provision of spots for the press. Any spaces that become available will be given out on an ad hoc basis.
Direct Telephone Lines
Direct telephone lines to the Press Office are installed from Monday, 9 August to Sunday, 15 August:
(01491) 637775 and (01491) 637981. Alternatively please call either Sabina Mollart Rogerson +447922140148 or Anna Wemyss on +447852 100 464
Freelance Journalists and Photographers
Freelance journalists and photographers must provide a commissioning letter from an established journal or agency to be approved. The Regatta reserves the right, even in this circumstance, to restrict accreditation.
Film and Television Coverage
Accreditation for film or television crews for news access will no longer necessarily be granted without payment of a fee. Organisations producing feature or magazine-type programmes and/or requiring more extensive coverage will, if admitted, be charged an additional facility fee which will be subject to separate negotiation.
Follow from home and online - Henley Royal Regatta will be streamed live on the Henley Royal Ragatta YouTube channel from Wednesday – Sunday covering all the racing.
The official website for the Henley Royal Regatta is https://www.hrr.co.uk/2021-regatta/ and will be updated on a regular basis with the latest News, Photos, Results of Racing and the Racing Timetable during the Regatta.
Social Media Channels
Please follow our social media channels for all the latest updates
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HenleyRegatta or https://twitter.com/henleyresults?lang=en
Whilst the press office and the Supporters’ Lawn does not require formal wear we invite press to dress more formerly to fully enter the spirit of the occasion. Formal wear would be required for any pre-arranged one to one interviews carried out with the Steward’s Enclosure.
Restrictions applying to the Stewards' Enclosure
The Stewards’ Enclosure is a private Enclosure for Members and Guests. Access is therefore not available to those seeking Press Accreditation. Any member of the press endeavouring to gain access to the Stewards’ Enclosure for journalistic purposes will have their accreditation withdrawn.
COVID Code of Conduct
In addition to your press accreditation you will be required to wear a daily wristband which demonstrates that you have completed a daily health declaration prior to attending on-site.
Outlined below are the entry steps for accessing the Press Office:
- On the first day you attend the Regatta please present your one-time pass to the car park attendant (if you are driving), this will give you access to park in Green’s Field for one day only and you can then collect your Press Car Park label from the Press Office. Please display the one-time pass in your car windscreen.
- Once you have parked your car you will need to proceed to the entrance to the ‘Supporters Lawn’, where the Press Office is located.
- On entry to the ‘Supporters’ Lawn’ you will need to present your one-time pass to security, they will then direct you to the Press Office.
- At the Press Office you will need to declare that you have completed your daily health check, after which you will receive a wristband for that day. At the same time you will be able to collect your Press Badge and car park label. Please see a link to the online Covid declaration form
- The daily wristband must be worn in conjunction with your Press Badge at all times you are on site.
- If you attend the Regatta on subsequent days, you will be able to gain entry to the Supporters’ Lawn and Press Office with your Press Badge, but you must report to the Press Office each day you attend to declare that you have completed your daily health check in order to claim the daily wristband.
BADGES AND CAR PARK LABELS WILL NOT BE SENT BY POST. THOSE WHO REQUEST PARKING WILL BE ISSUED WITH A PDF PASS, ALLOWING ACCESS TO PARK IN THE GREEN’S FIELD REGATTA CAR PARK. YOU CAN THEN COLLECT YOUR BADGE AND DAILY WRISTBAND IN PERSON FROM THE PRESS OFFICE FROM 10:00 ON MONDAY 9 AUGUST 2021 ONWARDS.
D. G. M. Grist Secretary August 2021
Henley Royal Regatta - Regatta Headquarters
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2LY