Henley Royal Regatta

Rowers will be checking the wind speed and direction before they take to the water.

Held over the first weekend in July, the Henley Royal Regatta lasts for 5 days, from 2-6 July.

Held annually on the River Thames it was established in 1839. Races are head-to-head knock out competitions rowed over a course of 1 mile and 550 yards.

The most prestigious event is the Grand Challenge Cup for Men's Eights which has been rowed for since the start of Henley 175 years ago. There are also 18 other trophies which are competed for, including:

  • The Ladies Challenge Plate
  • The Temple Challenge Cup
  • The Thames Challenge Cup
  • The Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup, competed for by junior eights

All of the finals will be raced on Sunday 6th, following the earlier rounds of rowing in the week. 

For more information about the week's rowing visit the official Henley Royal Regatta website.

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2-6 July - Will conditions be favourable for the rowers at Henley Royal Regatta? Check the local forecast.

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Rowing and the weather

Weather conditions could impact the racing at Henley Royal Regatta, so rowers and teams will be keeping a close eye on the weather for racing. Wind direction can impact the speed of the racers. For example, a tailwind will help the rowers. Very windy conditions will make the water conditions choppy and make for difficult rowing conditions.

Check the forecast for other events through the events calendar.