The world famous Henley Royal Regatta
a great day out by The River Thames
a great occasion for spectators
International standard rowing
Henley umpires - could only be English
Henley Royal Regatta at the end of the 19th Century!
the beautiful setting of Henley on Thames

Henley Royal Regatta


Henley Royal Regatta - one of the greatest sporting and social events of the English summer. 29th JUNE - 3rd JULY 2016. .


The Henley Royal Regatta 29th JUNE - 3rd JULY 2016.


Henley Royal Regatta is one of the best known and most prestigious rowing events in the world. It is not only one of the highlights of the English sporting calendar, but also of the social season. It attracts thousands of visitors over the 5 days and spectators are treated to over 200 races of an international standard, including Olympians and crews new to the event.

The length of the Course is 1 mile 550 yards, which is 112 metres longer than the standard international distance of 2,000 metres. It takes approximately seven minutes to cover, so there are often two races at once on the Course for much of the day. The number of races is, of course, reduced on each successive day, leaving only the Finals to be rowed on the last day.

The whole event is enhanced by the stunning setting of Henley on Thames, framed by the gentle hills and countryside of the Chilterns. 


Regatta week is followed by the Henley Festival, an extraordinary and elegant mix of music, art, culture.

Last Updated: 18 May 2016