Henley Women's Regatta 2014

Posted: 16/06/2014

With this year's Henley Women's Regatta a little over two weeks away, Regatta Chairman Miriam Luke is looking forward to another successful event on the Reach...

'We are all looking forward to welcoming 1500 rowers to Henley Women's Regatta on June 20th-22nd. We have already had much interest from the United States and Ireland for crews looking to come and compete against the best we have to offer in the UK. Despite the floods of the winter the grass has regrown and with some additional trackway; the site is ready for the tents, marquees and boat racks. 

'Our prize giver this year will be Anna Watkins, Olympic Gold Medallist from London 2012 and a great role model for our sport. She will be presenting the trophies at 5.30pm on Sunday 22nd in front of the Showboat area and everyone is welcome. 

'This year we are able to offer a premium view of the finish from Remenham Club for our Chairman's Enclosure which is open to Friends of the Regatta. This is a great vantage point to see the finish and to create that exciting finish experience for crews crossing the line. 

'We are hoping to continue the live web streaming of the regatta onto our website. This was very well received last year with over 8000 unique viewers logging onto to watch the events live. HWR supporters were viewing on their phones from the river bank while others were viewing on line from their homes and offices, some as far afield as Russia, as well as a large contingent from the US. We are looking for a sponsor to enable us to provide this service again this year. Please contact chairman@hwr.org.uk if you would be interested in promoting your business through this exciting opportunity. 

'We would like to thank our sponsors PWC, Invesco Perpetual, Copas Temple Island Enclosures and Lohmanns for their continued loyal support of HWR and we look forward to some great racing.