Welcome to the 30th annual Henley Women’s Regatta. Since 1988, crews have travelled from all around the world for three days in June to race over the famous Henley Regatta course. They come from as far afield as New Zealand and the United States, and as nearby as Ireland, truly making Henley Women’s Regatta an international event. More than 1,800 women compete at the Regatta annually.

On the occasion of our 30th anniversary, and every year, HWR endeavours to stage an event that has the competitor at its core. The Regatta is run by a dedicated and professional team of volunteers, many of whom have competed at the Regatta. The events we offer provide an high standard of competition: at the elite level for the fastest, most experienced crews including internationals; intense racing at Senior and Intermediate level for clubs and universities; and invaluable side by side racing experience for those under 18.

We also welcome our Friends of the Regatta, and recognise our previous winners through our Victrix Club, formed in 2012. HWR competitors are invited back to support the Regatta and catch up with old rowing friends. For those supporters who can’t travel to the Regatta, please view our live broadcast to view the racing from our website.

The Regatta starts at Temple Island and finishes at Remenham Club. The hub is halfway down the course, where refreshments can be purchased and car parking is available. These facilities are all kindly provided by the Copas Partnership. There are no entrance fees and the dress code is casual.

Staging the Regatta is a highly complex operation, and we would like to thank the Copas Partnership, the Stewards of Henley Royal Regatta, and our loyal sponsors for their invaluable support.

On behalf of the Organising Committee;

Miriam Luke
Chairman

Miriam Luke

Miriam Luke has been Chairman of the Regatta since 2012. Miriam raced at the first Henley Women’s Regatta in 1988 and rowed for Great Britain for 11 years. competing at three Olympics, culminating in winning a silver medal at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Miriam has worked in sport since retiring, for the British Olympic Association and for London 2012, and more recently in Talent and Leadership Development. She is an active member of the local community in Henley where she lives.