Henley Women’s Regatta boasts a superb range of trophies, from the The West End Amateur Rowing Association Trophy to the specially commissioned Chairman’s Trophy, each with its own unique history and story.

The Ron Needs Challenge Cup

E8+ | Elite Eights


Sponsored by

This trophy was originally given to the regatta in 1988 by the Sports Council and named the Sports Council Cup. The Cup was renamed in 2015 – The Ron Needs Trophy to mark the huge input into women’s rowing made by Ron. Ron attended the regatta to present it.- sadly Ron passed away in April 2016.

Annamarie Phelps said “Ron never stopped thinking about how he could better support his athletes and his immense generosity with his expertise, time and resources made him a key part of the success of women’s rowing at a time when support for women’s rowing was very limited. He was a coach and mentor 24/7, always willing to listen and gently guide. I will always remember him taking great delight in contrasting my (poor) sculling technique to that of Thomas Lange, the great German sculler, in between outings at Longridge.”

Paul Thompson, Chief Coach for Women and Lightweights, said: He never lost his drive, steely determination or sense of humour that helped him coach medal-winning crews through decades of coaching. Rowing was in his blood, even the week before last he was giving me advice on the crews preparing for Rio. Ron has been a significant figure in GB Rowing’s success in lightweights and women’s crews over many decades.  He will be immensely missed by many in the rowing fraternity”.

 


2017 WINNER 

Crew: Ohio State University USA
Time: 04:36
Verdict:3/4 Length

2016 Winner 

Crew: Princeton University USA
Time: 05:05
Verdict 1 Length


Course Record

Crew: Ohio State University
Time: 04:36
Year: 2017


2015 Winner
Crew: Oxford University Women’s BC
Time: 04:50
Verdict: 1 1/2 Lengths

2014 Winner
Crew: Molesey/London/Imperial/Agecroft/Nottingham/Exeter
Time: 04:48
Verdict: 1-1/3 Lengths

2013 Winner
Crew: Tees/Agecroft/Molesey/Gloucester/Hedington/Nottingham/Reading University
Time: 05:10
Verdict: Easily

2012 Winner
Crew: Tees/Agecroft/Abingdon/Bath University/Clydesdale/Oxford Brookes University
Time: 05:20
Verdict: 1/2 Lengths

The Avril Vellacott Cup

E4- | Elite Coxless Fours


Avril is a well-known sculptor. She did not row in her youth as her father disapproved of women rowing so she did not become actively interested until after his death. She is now a member of Twickenham RC Club and regularly attends HWR and other regattas. Avril presented the trophy in 1996.


2017 WINNER 

Crew: Leander Club
Time: 05:02
Verdict: 2 lengths

 

2016 WINNER 

Crew: Molesey BC/Notts RC
Time: 05:36
Verdict: 5 Lengths


COURSE RECORD

Crew: Durham University, Glasgow, Nottingham, Sport Imperial
Time: 05:00
Year: 2010


2015 Winner
Crew: Cambridge University /Newcastle University/Bath University
Time: 05:04
Verdict: Easily

2014 Winner

2013 Winner
Crew: Tees/Molesey/Agecroft/Reading University
Time: 05:32
Verdict: Easily

2012 Winner
Crew: Sport Imperial/Leander
Time: 05:43
Verdict: 1-2/3 Lengths

The Borne Cup

 E4x | Elite Quad Sculls


Sponsored by

 

The Borne Cup was presented in 1999 by Nina Padwick and Borne Regatta which is run by Mortlake Anglian and Alpha BC.

In 1932, a young woman called Daisy Borne was rowing for a recently formed club called Alpha Women’s Amateur RC. Her father, keen to encourage her, presented the club with a silver trophy for best eights. During those pre-war years, races to compete for this cup were organised by Alpha Women’s ARC. This was a great advance as there were few races for women at that time. The only other regular events for women’s eights were one run by Women’s ARA, one at Weybridge Ladies Regatta, and the Lady Fletcher Cup organised by St George’s Ladies RC. Since the event no longer exists it was felt appropriate that the Cup be presented at HWR.


2016 Winner

Crew: Leander Club
Time: 05:24
Verdict: 4 feet


Course record

Nottingham RC/ Leander
Time: 04:55
Year: 2010


 

2015 Winner
Crew: Stanford Uni USA
Time: 05:09
Verdict: Canvas

2014 Winner
Crew: Glouc H/Northwich/Tees/Portora
Time: 05:01
Verdict: 6 Lengths

2013 Winner
Crew: ULO/SIP/SWB/NEW
Time: 05:22
Verdict: 3 Lengths

2012 Winner
Crew: Leander
Time: 05:29
Verdict: 1-1/3 Lengths

The Redgrave Challenge Vase

E2- | Elite Coxless Pairs


Sponsored by
Sir Steve & Lady Ann Redgrave

The Redgrave Challenge Vase was presented by Sir Steve and Lady Anne Redgrave in 1997. Winners also receive a small replica vase.


2017 WINNER 

Crew: Banks Rowing Club Australia
Time: 05:34
Verdict:Easily

2016 WINNER

Crew: OUWBC/Reading
Time: 06:01
Verdict: Easily


COURSE RECORD

Crew: Sport Imperial
Time: 5:26
Year: 2010


 

2015 Winner
Crew: Norske Studenters/Durham Uni
Time: 05:32
Verdict: 3 Lengths

2014 Winner
Crew: Grenoble/ Lyon (FRA)
Time: 05:47
Verdict: Easily

2013 Winner
Crew: Cardiff City
Time: 06:12
Verdict: 3 Lengths

2012 Winner
Crew: Oxford Brookes Univ/Reading Univ
Time: 06:32
Verdict: 5 Lengths

The W. Peer Cup

E2x | Elite Double Sculls


 

The W Peer Cup was presented by Bill Peer. Both he and his wife Barbara were great supporters of women’s rowing in general and HWR in particular, hence Bill presenting this trophy.

Bill was a coach at Cygnet RC and St George’s Ladies RC and also coached the 1966 GB Women’s Eight.


2016 Winner 

Crew: Wallingford Rowing Club,
Time: 05:47
Verdict: 5 Lengths


Course Record

Crew: Reading University/Sports Imperial
Time: 5:20
Year: 2015


2015 Winner
Crew: Reading Univ/Sports Imp
Time: 05:20
Verdict: Easily

2014 No Event

2013 Winner

Crew: Imperial
Time: 05:43
Verdict: Easily

2012 Winner
Crew: Leander
Time: 06:01
Verdict: 3-2/3 Lengths

The George Innes Cup

E1x | Elite Single Sculls


George Innes was the father of Barbara Peer of St George’s Ladies RC.

Barbara presented the trophy in 1994 in his memory. Barbara and her husband Bill were regular visitors to the Chairman’s Enclosure, and both very generously left legacies to HWR in their wills. Barbara was one of four sisters who rowed with St George’s LRC and cox of the four which toured Australia in 1938 and the 1966 GB Women’s Eight. Her sister Thirza won the Championship Sculls several times.


2017 WINNER 

Crew: Warrington Rowing Club – Glover
Time: 05:54
Verdict:2 Lengths

2016 WINNER

Crew: CUWBC -Wilson
Time: 06:27
Verdict: 2 1/4 Lengths


COURSE RECORD

Crew: Cambridge Boat Club, USA – Stone
Time: 05:41
Year: 2009


2015 Winner
Nottingham RC-Wheeler
06:03
4 Lengths

2014 Winner
Hollingworth Lake -Leydon
06:01
6 Lengths

2013 Winner
Leander – Flood
06:14
1-3/4 Lengths

2012 Winner
Sport Imperial -Gooderham
06:58
Easily

The Rankine Trophy

ELwt 4x | Elite Lightweight Quad Sculls


 Jean Rankine was the first deputy captain of Thames and won a gold medal at the National Championships in the double sculls with Liz Lorrimer of Nottingham Boat Club and a silver with Penny Haslam in 1977. She presented the trophy in 1999.


2016 WINNER

Crew: Wallingford Rowing Club
Time: 05:31
Verdict: 1-1/2 Lengths


COURSE RECORD

Crew: Mortlake, Anglian and Alpha BC
Time: 5:03
Year: 2009


 

2015 Winner
Crew: GLU/EHU/RDU
Time: 05:09
Verdict: 1/2 Length

2014 Winner
Crew: RDU/EXE/AGE/NEW
Time: 05:09
Verdict: 1-1/4 Length

2013 Winner
Crew: ULO/SIP/SWB/NEW
Time: 05:21
Verdict: 2 Lengths

2012 Winner
Crew: Wallingford
Time: 05:43
Verdict: 2 Lengths

The Haslam Trophy

ELwt 2x | Elite Lightweight Double Sculls


Sponsored by

The Haslam Trophy was presented by Penny Haslam (née Palfrey) in 1999. Penny began her rowing career at Thames RC in 1974. Sculling became her passion and she was well rewarded with wins in quads, doubles and singles, as well as eights and fours, in domestic regattas, head of the river races, masters and world masters regattas.

As a lightweight most of these events were raced against heavyweight athletes. Lightweight events did not exist for women until 1985 and not until 1996 in the Olympics.

Penny’s trophy is therefore given in support of lightweight women’s double sculling.


2017 WINNER 

Crew: Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club/Oxford Brookes university Boat Club
Time:05:20
Verdict:Easily

2016 Winner

Crew: Wallingford Rowing Club-Hall
Time: 05:50
Verdict: 3/4 Lengths


Course Record

Crew: Reading University
Time: 5:19
Year: 2010


 

2015 Winner
Crew: UL/Molesey BC
Time: 05:34
Verdict: 1 1/4 Lengths

2014 Winner

2013 Winner

2012 Winner
Crew: Wallingford (Burgess)
Time: 06:10
Verdict: 2/3 Lengths

The Parkside Trophy

ELwt 2- | Elite Lightweight Coxless Pairs


The Parkside Trophy was presented by George Walls in 1996. George was a member of Parkside RC before its demise

Parkside was part of the National Amateur Rowing Association and when all clubs were taken under the wing of the ARA, its numbers fell until it was no longer viable, and it closed in 1962. George was one of the first Subscribers (now Friends) to HWR.


 


2017 WINNER 

Crew: Thames Rowing Club “A”
Time: 05:35
Verdict:2 1/2 Lengths

2016 Winner

Crew: Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club
Time: 06:36
Verdict: Easily


Course Record

Crew: Thames Rowing Club “A”
Time: 5:35
Year: 2017


 

2015 Winner
Crew: Imperial College
Time: 06:05
Verdict: 5 Lengths

2014 Winner
Crew: Exeter University
Time: 05:54
Verdict: 2 Lengths

2013 Winner
Crew: Durham Uni BC
Time: 06:10
Verdict: 4 Lengths

2012 No Event

The Godfrey Rowsports Trophy

ELwt 1x | Elite Lightweight Single Scull


Sponsored by

www.colganfoundation.org

The trophy was donated to the regatta by Godfrey Rowsports to support British lightweight women’s sculling in 1997. Sue Appelboom of Mortlake Anglian and Alpha BC won the trophy a record ten times!


2017 WINNER 

Crew: Edinburgh University Boat Club – Arlett
Time: 05:40
Verdict:2 Lengths

 
2016 Winner

Crew: Edinburgh University Boat Club – Hart-Winks
Time: 06:42
Verdict: 1 Length


Course Record

Crew: Edinburgh University Boat Club – Arlett
Time: 5:40
Year: 2017


 

2015 Winner
Crew: Wallingford RC-Stubbs
Time: 05:59
Verdict: 3 Lengths

2014 Winner
Crew: Reading University – Burgess
Time: 06:00
Verdict: 1 Length

2013 Winner
Crew: Putney Town RC – Taylor
Time: 06:22
Verdict: 3 Lengths

2012 Winner
Crew: University of London – Gade
Time: 06:49
Verdict: 2 ft

The G P Jeffries Cup

S8+ | Senior Eights


G.P. Jefferies was Captain of Cygnet RC between 1935 and 1957. The club presented the trophy in his memory in 1996.


 

2017 WINNER 

Crew: Molesey Boat Club
Time: 04:40
Verdict:4 1/2 Lengths

2016 WINNER

Crew: Princeton University USA
Time: 05:09
Verdict: Canvas


COURSE RECORD

Crew: Molesey Boat Club
Time: 4:40
Year: 2017


2015 Winner
Crew: Oxford Brookes Univ
Time: 04:57
Verdict: 1/2 Length

2014 Winner
Crew: Yale University (USA)
Time: 04:53
Verdict: Canvas

2013 Winner
Crew: OUWBC
Time: 05:12
Verdict: 1-1/2 Lengths

2012 Winner
Crew: Newcastle Univ
Time: 05:39
Verdict: 3-1/2 Lengths

The Frank V Harry Cup

S4- | Senior Coxless Fours (Senior Coxed Fours – last raced in 2016)


The Frank V Harry Cup was first presented to Brent Regatta in 1965 by United Universities Women’s BC in recognition of ‘Mr Harry’s’ years of sterling work as their coach. Crews from the club represented GB at the Women’s European Rowing Championships from 1960-1965. At that time Brent (previously Willesden) was the only multi-lane event in Britain, and took place on Whit Monday regatta on the Welsh Harp Reservoir where four lanes were marked with buoys. After that regatta perished, UUWBC rescued the cup and gave it to the National Championships to be presented for Women’s Elite Fours. The National Championships then decided to abolish presenting trophies altogether so it was rescued again by Pauline Churcher and presented to HWR in 1996 as it was felt its future would be  safe in the hands of HWR.


2017 WINNER  – new event for coxless fours

Crew: Newcastle University Boat Club
Time: 05:00
Verdict: 2 Lengths

COURSE RECORD for coxless fours 

Crew: Newcastle University Boat Club
Time: 5:00
Year: 2017


COURSE RECORD for coxless fours 

Crew: Newcastle University Boat Club
Time: 5:00
Year: 2017


Coxed Fours Winners
2016 WINNER 

Crew: University of London Boat Club
Time: 05:50
Verdict: 1 Length

2015 Winner
Crew: Thames RC
Time: 05:30
Verdict: 3 Lengths

2014 Winner
Crew: Univ. of East London
Time: 05:23
Verdict: 6 Lengths

2013 Winner
Crew: Newcastle Uni
Time: 05:34
Verdict: 1-1/2 Lengths

2012 Winner
Crew: Upper Thames
Time: 06:02
Verdict: 2/3 Lengths

COURSE RECORD for coxed fours 

Crew: Sons of the Thames/University of East London
Time: 5:18
Year: 2010/2014

The Chairman’s Trophy

S4x | Senior Quad Sculls


The Chairman’s Trophy was given to the regatta by Diane Graham for the first Senior Quads event.

The trophy was designed by former HWR treasure Elizabeth Finch and made by Frances Lester (daughter-in-law of the famous pioneering oarswoman Toby Lester). The trophy depicts the “puddles” of water carved out by the eight sculling blades.

Diane started rowing at Nottingham University before moving to the London area where she is a member of Walbrook RC , winning medals at the Scullers Head, Pairs Head and National Championships. She still rows and competes regularly.  Diane was Chairman of HWR for 15 years having also taken on the role of secretary prior to that. After standing down as Chairman, Diane was awarded the BR Medal of Honour.

2017 WINNER 

Crew: Tideway Scullers School
Time: 04:54
Verdict:3 feet

2016 Winner

Crew: Agecroft
Time: 05:35
Verdict: 2 1/2 lengths


Course Record

Crew:Tideway Scullers School
Time: 4:54
Year: 2017


2015 Winner
Crew: Gloucester Hartpury
Time: 05:19
Verdict: 5 Lengths

2014 Winner
Crew: Tees RC/Bath Uni
Time: 05:05
Verdict: 6 ft

2013 Winner
Crew: Nottingham RC
Time: 05:20
Verdict: 1-1/4 Lengths

2012 Winner
Crew: Guildford
Time: 06:47
Verdict: NRO

The Rosie Mayglothling Trophy

S2 x | Senior Double Sculls


Sponsored by
Tim & Sarah Lohmann

The Rosie Mayglothling trophy was donated to the regatta by friends of Rosie and “UK Gold” to mark her contribution to rowing, as the first British winner of the Invitation Women’s Double Sculls at Henley Rpyal regatta in 1982 (with Astrid Ayling), as Olympic finalist and as the leading founder member of Henley Women’s Regatta.

During her time at British Rowing she has overseen research and innovation within the GB Rowing Team and contributed significantly to the review process for the Team. Rosie has developed the curriculum content for coach education in British Rowing and produced a strategy for Coaching and Coach Education which defines the coaching Pathway from grass roots to High Performance.


2017 WINNER 

Crew: Bath University “B”
Time: 05:23
Verdict:3 1/2 Lengths

2016 WINNER 

Crew: Leander Club
Time: 06:09
Verdict: 1-3/4 Lengths


COURSE RECORD

Crew: Bath University “B”
Time: 5:23
Year: 2017


2015 Winner
Crew: Molesey BC
Time: 05:47
Verdict: 5 Lengths

2014 Winner
Crew: Nottingham (Maxfield)
Time: 05:36
Verdict: 1-1/2 Lengths

2013 Winner
Crew: Thames RC (A)
Time: 05:52
Verdict: 4 Lengths

2012 Winner
Crew: Walbrook
Time: 06:35
Verdict: 1/2 Length

The Bernard Churcher Trophy

 S1x | Senior Single Sculls


Given by Pauline Churcher in 2005 in remembrance of her husband, Bernard. Pauline and Bernard were Secretary and Treasurer of the Head of the River Race for 25 years until 1997.


2017 WINNER 

Crew: Reading Rowing Club – Meridew
Time: 05:52
Verdict:3 Lengths

2016 Winner

Crew; Victoria City Rowing Club, Canada – Proske
Time: 06:39
Verdict: 3 Lengths


Course Record

Crew: Agecroft Rowing Club – Thompson
Time: 5:50
Year: 2010


2015 Winner
Crew: Henley RC-Bailhache-Graham
Time: 06:15
Verdict: 2 1/2 Lengths

2014 Winner
Crew: Cardiff Univ -Roberts
Time: 06:05
Verdict: 1-3/4 Length

2013 Winner
Crew: Nottingham RC -Hart
Time: 06:31
Verdict: Easily

2012 Winner
Crew: Wallingford – Reid
Time: 06:54
Verdict: 3-1/2 Length

The Fiona Dennis Trophy

SLwt 1x | Senior Lwt Single Sculls


Donated by Richard Dennis to mark the achievements of his wife, Fiona.

Fiona started rowing in 1973 as a junior at Derby RC and is now HWR Chairman of the Race Committee and a FISA umpire. She umpired at the 2012 London Paralympics, is a past member of both the British Rowing Council and the British Rowing Executive Board and currently chairs British Rowing’s competition committee. Fiona is a Steward of Henley Royal Regatta


2017 WINNER 

Crew: Thames Rowing Club – Perry
Time: 05:56
Verdict:4 lengths

2016 Winner

Crew: Oxford Brookes University Boat Club – Mackie
Time: 06:42
Verdict: 3/4 Lengths


Course Record

Crew: Thames Rowing Club – Perry
Time: 5:56
Year: 2017


 

2015 Winner
Crew: Wallingford RC-Hart
Time: 06:14
Verdict: 3 Lengths

2014 Winner
Crew: Wallingford RC (Hart)
Time: 06:13
Verdict: 1-3/4 Length

2013 Winner
Crew: Nottingham RC (Marks)
Time: 06:34
Verdict: 4 Lengths

2012 Winner
Crew: Isle of Ely (Polgreen)
Time: 06:54
Verdict: 4-1/2 lengths

The Invesco Perpetual Challenge Cup

C8 | Club Eights


Sponsored by

Invesco Perpetual has been a long standing supporter of the regatta, and the naming of a trophy thanks them for their continued support. The trophy was presented in 2009.


2017 WINNER 

Crew: Cantabrigian Rowing Club
Time: 04:47
Verdict:Canvas

2016 Winner

Crew: Tideway Scullers Sch
Time: 05:30
Verdict: Easily


Course Record

Crew: Cantabrigian Rowing Club
Time: 04:47
Year: 2017


2015 Winner
Crew: Lea RC-A
Time: 05:22
Verdict: 1 1/2 Lengths

2014 Winner
Crew: Thames RC
Time: 05:08
Verdict: 2-1/2 Length

2013 Winner
Crew: Lea RC
Time: 05:19
Verdict: 2 Lengths

2012 Winner
Crew: Vesta
Time: 05:39
Verdict: 1/4 Length

The Colgan Foundation Cup

A8 | Academic Eights


Sponsored by

www.colganfoundation.org

Initially sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers for many years, the trophy was renamed in 2016 as the Sharp Trophy and now in 2017 it has been renamed the Colgan Foundation Trophy to recognise the support by the Colgan Foundation

 


2017 WINNER 

Crew: Newcastle University
Time: 04:48
Verdict:1 1/4 Lengths

2016 Winner

Crew: Newcastle Univ
Time: 05:20
Verdict: 1 1/4 Lengths


Course Record

Crew: Newcastle university
Time: 04:48
Year: 2017


2015 Winner
Crew: 44 Durham Univ BC-A (The Copas Cup)
Time: 05:05
Verdict: 1/3 Length

2014 Winner
Crew: UCL (Turner)
Time: 05:08
Verdict: 1 ft

2013 Winner
Crew: Univ of London BC (Sephton)
Time: 05:15
Verdict: 2 Lengths

2012 Winner
Crew: Cardiff Univ (Davies)
Time: 05:37
Verdict: 2-1/4 lengths

The Lester Trophy

C4+ | Club Coxed Fours


The Lester Trophy was donated to the regatta in 1996 by the Lester family to recognise the many achievements of their mother Eleanor (Toby) Lester.


2017 WINNER 

Crew: Lea Rowing Club
Time: 05:18
Verdict:1/2 Length

2016 Winner

Crew: Worcester RC
Time: 05:56
Verdict: 1 Length


Course Record

Crew: Lea Rowing Club
Time: 5:18
Year: 2017


 

2015 Winner
Crew: Henley RC (The Cathy Cruikshank Trophy)
Time: 05:38
Verdict: 1 3/4 Lengths

2014 Winner
Crew: Grosvenor RC, Chester
Time: 05:34
Verdict: 1 Length

2013 Winner
Crew: Thames RC (A)
Time: 05:51
Verdict: Easily

2012 Winner
Crew: Barnes Bridge Ladies (Meier)
Time: 06:20
Verdict: Easily

The Cathy Cruickshank Trophy

A4+ | Academic Coxed Fours


The Cathy Cruickshank Trophy was presented to the regatta in 2009 by the Cruickshank family in remembrance of Cathy who was Entries Secretary to the regatta between 2000 and 2006. Cathy gave unstintingly of her time to the regatta, always welcoming crews with a smile and went out of her way to help them. She particularly supported University rowing.


2017 WINNER 

Crew: University of London
Time: 05:24
Verdict:2 1/2 Lengths

2016 Winner

Crew: University of London
Time: 06:00
Verdict: 3 3/4 Lengths


Course Record

Crew: University of London
Time: 5:21
Year: 2015


 

2015 Winner
Crew: University of London
Time: 05:37
Verdict: 2 1/2 Lengths

2014 Winner
Crew: University of London
Time: 05:43
Verdict: 1-3/4 Length

2013 Winner
Crew: Exeter University (Phipkin)
Time: 05:49
Verdict: 1/2 Length

2012 Winner
Crew: Edinburgh University
Time: 06:15
Verdict: 2-3/4 Lengths

The Peabody Cup

J8+ | Junior Eights


Sponsored by

www.star-capital.com

Presented to the regatta in 1996.


2017 WINNER 

Crew: Headington School
Time: 04:51
Verdict:1/2 Length

2016 Winner

Crew: Headington School
Time: 05:23
Verdict: 2 3/4 Lengths


Course Record

Crew: Headington School
Time: 04:51
Year: 2017


2015 Winner
Crew: Headington Sch
Time: 05:01
Verdict: 1/3 Length

2014 Winner
Crew: Headington Sch
Time: 05:06

Verdict: 2 1/2 Lengths

2013 Winner
Crew: S Niagara/E L Crossley CAN
Time: 05:15
Verdict: 3/4 Length

2012 Winner
Crew: Phillips Exeter Academy
Time: 05:33
Verdict: 2 ft

The Groton School Challenge Cup

J4+ | Junior Coxed Fours


Donated by Groton School USA in support of the regatta in 1996


2017 WINNER 

Crew: Henley Rowing Club
Time: 05:22
Verdict:2 1/2 Lengths

2016 Winner

Crew: Gloucester Hartpury
Time: 06:02
Verdict: 3 Lengths


Course Record

Crew: Henley Rowing Club
Time: 5:22
Year: 2017


 

2015 Winner
Crew: Reading RC
Time: 05:41
Verdict: 1/2 Length

2014 Winner
Crew: Henley RC
Time: 05:34
Verdict: 3 Lengths

2013 Winner
Crew: Headington Sch
Time; 05:58
Verdict: 1 Lengths

2012 Winner
Crew: Aberdeen Schools
Time: 06:11
Verdict: 3/4 Length

The Bea Langridge Trophy

J4x | Junior Quad Sculls


Sponsored by

 

The Bea Langridge Trophy was presented by the Head of the River Fours Committee in memory of Bea in 1999. Bea was a founder member of HWR and was the first Entries Secretary and Secretary.


 

2017 WINNER 

Crew: Gloucester Hartpury Rowing Club “A”
Time: 05:00
Verdict:3 1/2 Lengths

2016 Winner

Crew: Glasgow Schools RC
Time: 05:43
Verdict: 2 1/4 Lengths


Course Record

Crew: Gloucester Hartpury Rowing Club “A”
Time: 5:00
Year: 2017


 

2015 Winner
Crew: Surbiton H Sch
Time: 05:28
Verdict; 3 Lengths

2014 Winner
Crew: Gloucester Hartpury
Time; 05:08
Verdict: Easily

2013 Winner
Crew: Gloucester (Hartpury)
Time: 05:29
Verdict: 1-1/4 Length

2012 Winner
Crew: Henley
Time: 05:42
Verdict: 1 length

The Rayner Cup

J2x | Junior Double Sculls


Sponsored by

www.colganfoundation.org

The Rayner Cup was donated to the regatta in 1999 by Pauline Rayner, the first woman captain of Thames RC.

 

Pauline introduced rowing at Putney High School in 1992. Having started rowing herself at the age of 13 Pauline wanted to encourage juniors to race at HWR.


2017 WINNER 

Crew: Nottingham Rowing Club
Time: 05:41
Verdict: 1 Length

2016 Winner

Crew: Warrington RC
Time: 06:02
Verdict: 4 Lengths


Course Record

Crew: Northwich
Time: 05:30
Year: 2003


 

2015 Winner
Crew: Marlow RC
Time: 05:52
Verdict: Easily

2014 Winner
Crew: Bedford Girls Sch RC
Time: 05:46
Verdict: 2-1/2 Length

2013 Winner
Crew: Norske Studenters NOR
Time: 05:58
Verdict: 2-1/4 Length

2012 Winner
Crew: Norwich RC
Time: 06:32
Verdict: Easily

The Di Ellis Trophy

J1x | Junior Single Sculls


This trophy was presented by Di Ellis in 1999. Dame Di Ellis was appointed Chairman of British Rowing in 1989 and Executive Chairman in 1992 and oversaw its growth from a staff of ten to 116 in 2012. Di was a founder member of Henley Women’s Regatta and Chairman of the Women’s Rowing Commission.

Having rowed internationally, Dame Di Ellis subsequently became a team manager and umpire before moving to the administrative side of the sport where she was recognised as Sunday Times Sports Woman Administrator of the Year, and by the IOC for services to women’s sport. In 2004, Dame Di Ellis received a CBE for services to rowing and in 2013 was awarded a DBE in the Queen Birthday Honour’s List, recognising a lifetime’s commitment to sport. In addition she became the first lady Steward of Henley Royal Regatta.

Among other roles, Dame Di was a Trustee of the British Olympic Foundation and the Torch Trophy Trust, was a member of the BOA remuneration committee and a Life Vice President of the British Olympic Association, was President of British Rowing and a Vice President of the Sport & Recreation Alliance. A driving force behind her involvement was not only a passion for sport but also the desire to create opportunities for all which has included encouragement of women and past work with the International Federation on the development of disability rowing.


2017 WINNER 

Crew: Exeter University Boat Club – Campbell
Time: 05:55
Verdict:1 Length

2016 Winner

Crew: Reading RC-Stevens
Time: 06:36
Verdict: 1 3/4 Lengths


Course Record

Crew: Exeter University Boat Club – Campbell
Time: 05:55
Year:2017


 

2015 Winner
Crew: Warrington – Glover
Time: 06:26
Verdict: 1 ft

2014 Winner
Crew: Runcorn (McMullen)
Time: 06:22
Verdict: 6 Lengths

2013 Winner
Crew: Tees RC (Fairs)
Time: 06:34
Verdict: Easily

2012 Winner
Crew: Grange Sch(Ford)
Time: 07:02
Verdict: 4 Lengths

The West End Amateur Rowing Association Trophy

J16 4+ | Junior 16 Coxed Fours


Sponsored by

The trophy was donated by Auriol Kensington Rowing Club in 2010.


2017 WINNER 

Crew: Putney High School
Time: 05:30
Verdict:2 1/2 Lengths

2016 Winner

Crew: Marlow RC
Time: 06:05
Verdict: 2 Lengths


Course Record

Crew: Putney High School
Time: 05:30
Year: 2017


 

2015 Winner
Crew: Henley RC-A
Time: 05:44
Verdict: 3 1/2 Lengths

2014 Winner
Crew: Henley RC
Time: 05:47
Verdict: 1-1/2 Length

2013 Winner
Crew: Weybridge RC
Time: 06:05
Verdict: Canvas

2012 Winner
Crew: Sir W Perkins s Sch(Binnion)
Time: 06:24
Verdict: 1 Length

The Nina Padwick Trophy

J16 4x | Junior 16 Quad Sculls


Sponsored by
Nina Padwick

Presented to the regatta by Nina Padwick in 2010,  this trophy was originally donated by Tom Green, Waterman to the Queen. In its later years it belonged to a member of the now defunct Bedford Park Rowing Club.


 2017 WINNER 

Crew: Henley Rowing Club “A”
Time: 05:13
Verdict:1/2 Length

2016 Winner

Crew: Henley RC-Wright
Time: 05:42
Verdict: 4 lengths


Course Record

Crew: Henley RC “A”
Time: 05:14
Year: 2017


 

2015 Winner
Crew: Nottingham RC/St Neots
Time: 05:30
Verdict: 3 Lengths

2014 Winner
Crew: Henley RC (Orr)
Time: 05:26
Verdict: 4 Lengths

2013 Winner
Crew: Marlow RC (Harding)
Time: 05:33
Verdict: 2-1/2 Lengths

2012 Winner
Crew: Wallingford
Time: 06:00
Verdict: 1/4 Lengths

The Grosvenor Cup

TA 1x Ι Trunk and Arms Single Scull


The Grosvenor Cup was presented by Grosvenor Rowing Club, Chester in 2015 to celebrate 40 years of women members at the club and the launch of their Adaptive Rowing programme.

The club wished to celebrate the successes the club had enjoyed in a long standing relationship wit HWR. This had included Grosvenor RC Life Member, Juliet Machan, and past Member Mick Howe serving on the HWR Committee. Grosvenor was one of the first clubs to appoint a woman as captain.


 

2016 Winner

No Event

Course Record

Crew: Tribesmen (IRE) (OBrien)

Time: 04:30
Year: 2014

2015 Winner
Crew:
Cantabrigian (Connon)
Time: 04:42
Verdict: Easily

2014 Winner
Crew:
Tribesmen (IRE) (O’Brien)
Time: 04:39
Verdict: 3 Lengths

2013 Winner
Crew: Sudbury Rowing Club (Brown)
Time: NTT
Verdict: 4 Lengths

2012 Winner
No Event

Discontinued Trophies and Events

Over the years several events and trophies have been discontinued

The Copas Cup

The Copas Cup was originally awarded for the Elite Coxed Four Event which was discontinued in 2010, after which it was awarded to the winner of the Senior Lightweight Double Sculls. Unfortunately the number of entries in the elite event fell and the two events were combined in 2016. The Cup is no longer awarded

The course record holder for this event is Oxford Brookes University in 2010 in a time of 5.15 for the Elite Coxed Four and in Senior Lightweight Double Sculls Mortlake Anglian and Alpha Rowing Club ( Roots/Brown) in 2014 in a time of 5.43

The Vesta Cup

The Vesta Cup – originally a pair of goblets – was presented to the regatta by Vesta Rowing Club in 1999 for the Elite Lightweight Coxless Fours event. This event received few entries and was discontinued in 2010.

The course record holder for this event is Mortlake Anglian and Alpha Rowing Club in 2010 in a time of 5.16

Under 23 Double Sculls

Course record holder :- NCRA/Dame Alice Harpur 2004 – 5.37

Under 23 Single Sculls

Course record holder :- University of London (Eddie) 2004 – 6.25

Under 23 Lightweight Single Sculls

Course record holder :- Wallingford Rowing Club (Dingley) 2004 – 6.10

Junior Under 16 Eights

Course record holder :- Headington School 2008 – 6.05

Junior Under 16 Single Sculls

Course record holder :- Walbrook Rowing Club (Waltham-Hier) 2008 – 7.18

 

 

The Bremont Award for Outstanding Achievement

HWR

Presented for the first time in 2017, the award was made to the pair, double or single, who achieved the highest percentage of the current HWR record time during the finals of the regatta.

Congratulations to Natalie Hardy and Lowenna Coad of Thames Rowing Club who won the Elite Lightweight Pairs event in a time of 5 minutes 35 seconds beating the record set in 1995 by a Thames/Kingston Composite of 5 minutes 43 seconds.

Natalie, Lowenna and their coach were presented with Bremont watches to mark the 30th Henley Women’s Regatta