Where to watch

Arrive early each day to enjoy a full range of events.

Why not walk to the start and experience the excitement of the crews battling to be first to “the end of the island” to try and gain dominance for the rest of the race? Watch the racing from the river in the Umpire’s launch and see the picturesque countryside from a different angle. Select a good spot on the bank as your base, and enjoy some of the great food and shopping experiences available in the Regatta Enclosure

The Regatta Enclosure is the hub of the regatta and is also free to enter, offering great views, a fabulous vibe and lots of wonderful food vendors – details here. No tickets required!

Why not help the regatta by becoming a Friend? Enjoy the ambiance and beautiful view across the finish point at Remenham by watching Henley Women’s Regatta from the Chairman’s Enclosure.

Watching races from the Umpire’s launch is an experience not to be missed. Launch rides are available to follow every race. One complimentary ticket is issued to each crew, but other tickets can be purchased. These can be  booked at the Regatta Information Point in the main Regatta enclosure or at the Start.

 

The race schedule will be published approximately 1 week prior to the event.

Friday: Qualifying races 9.30am-12.45pm; Racing 1pm-5.45pm; J16 Time Trial no earlier than 6.30pm

Saturday: Qualifying races 8.15am – 9.30am. Racing 9.30am-6.15pm

Sunday: Racing 9am-4pm, with the finals taking place at approximately 1.30pm-4pm

Race times are subject to confirmation.

Details
Friday: HWR weekend commences on Friday morning with Time Trials for events that have received more than 16 entries in the Development, Aspirational and Championship events. Crews are started at 30-second intervals and race in a time trial to find the fastest 16, who are then eligible to race in the main competition. Side-by-side racing starts later on Friday, with the first rounds of many events being held. The day concludes with the Time Trials for J16 events (girls under 16 years of age) to find the fastest 8 crews.

Saturday: The day commences with the time trials for Junior events (for girls aged 17 and 18 years old) followed by side-by-side racing. By the end of Saturday all events have reached the semi-final stage.

Sunday: Sunday racing sees the semi-finals and finals taking place, and concludes with the prize giving at around 4.30 pm.

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When to arrive

Arrive early each day to enjoy a full range of events.

Arriving approximately one hour before race time will give spectators time to walk to the start and experience the excitement of the crews battling to be first to “the end of the island” to try and gain dominance for the rest of the race. Or watch the racing from the river in the Umpire’s launch and see the picturesque countryside from a different angle. Select a good spot on the bank as your base, and enjoy some of the great food and shopping experiences available.

Things to do in Henley

Henley-on-Thames has a great variety of places to eat and drink. Find out more about what to do and see whilst visiting Henley.

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