Henley Regatta: Racing Information

The Draw for the Henley Royal Regatta takes place on the Saturday before the start of the Regatta and takes place in the Town Hall in Henley-on-Thames. The Draw Committee traditionally selected certain crews in the Draw for a number of the events, to achieve the best racing programme. This helps keep crews from the same club or country apart during the competition.

The Regatta takes place over five days, with the first rounds of the Thames, Temple, Princess Elizabeth, Wyfold, Britannia and Fawley Challenge Cups will begin racing on Wednesday 28th June. The first round for all other events begins on either Thursday 29th June or Friday 30th June.

Every race that takes place at the Regatta is held on the full Henley Course on the River Thames; which is one mile and 550 yards or (2,112 metres) – upstream. The races are rowed at two abreast with the winner advancing to the next round.

Open Events – Men

EventTypeNumber of Entries
The Challenge CupM8+16
The Stewards’ Challenge CupM4-16
The Queen Mother Challenge CupM4x16
The Silver Goblets and Nickalls’ Challenge CupM2-12
The Double Sculls Challenge CupM2x12
The Diamond Challenge ScullsM1x12

Intermediate Events – Men

EventTypeNumber of Entries
The Ladies Challenge PlateM8+16
The Visitors’ Challenge CupM4-16
The Prince of Wales Challenge CupM4x16

Student Events – Men

EventTypeNumber of Entries
The Temple Challenge CupM8+32
The Prince Albert Challenge CupM4+16

Open Events – Women

EventTypeNumber of Entries
The Remenham Challenge CupW8+8
The Princess Grace Challenge CupW4x8
The Princess Royal Challenge CupW1x8

Club Events – Men

EventTypeNumber of Entries
The Thames Challenge CupM8+32
The Wyfold Challenge CupM4-32
The Britannia Challenge CupM4+16

Junior Events – Men

EventTypeNumber of Entries
The Princess Elizabeth Challenge CupJM8+32
The Fawley Challenge CupJM4x24

Junior Events – Women

EventTypeNumber of Entries
The Diamond Jubilee Challenge CupJW4x8

Key

Gender

M: Men’s

W: Women’s

Mixed: Equal numbers of either gender (excluding coxswain)

Crew Size

1, 2, 4, 8: The number of rowers in the crew. It is common to use Roman numerals, especially when referring to a VIII.

Discipline

x: Sculling boat If not present then the boat is sweep-oar

Coxswain

+: Coxed (with coxswain)

-: Coxless (without coxswain)

If not present then the boat is coxless, except for an eight.