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Henley Women’s Regatta is the premier regatta for women in the United Kingdom. Each year more than 2,000 rowers travel from all over the UK and from across the world to compete in this prestigious event.

Held on the rowing world’s most iconic stretch of the river Thames, HWR offers exciting side-by-side match racing for a wide range of competitors, from juniors to university and club to international level. Spectators are welcome to watch and enjoy the racing along the full length of the course – no tickets required!

Support HWR

HWR is a unique event where our competitors and spectators come first. The regatta has run every year since 1988 except 2020, with the help, support, commitment and hard work of a huge team of volunteers, the generosity of the Copas family, our Friends of Henley Women’s Regatta and goodwill of a few sponsors, local businesses and supporters. HWR were proud to be at the forefront and the early adopter of providing a live stream of our racing, but as costs of this provision increases along with increasing general running costs, we would be grateful for any donations.

Could you make a donation to HWR? Your support will help secure our future. Or support us by purchasing items from the HWR Shop, or help us by volunteering.

Dame Katherine Granger
GB’s most decorated female Olympic rower
with five Olympic medals

Miriam Luke MBE
Olympic silver medallist and
former chair of HWR

Emily Craig and Imogen Grant
GB lightweight women’s double scull

Zoe De Toledo
Team GB Olympic medal-winning cox

A Competitor's Story

Leicester Rowing Club is a thriving and friendly provincial rowing club based on a straight mile of the Grand Union Canal in the heart of the City of Leicester. Leicester RC have a long history of success at Henley Women’s Regatta. This year they are planning to make more history there.

Eleanor Gough is a promising junior sculler at Leicester Rowing Club. She’s aspiring to race at Henley Women’s Regatta for the first time in 2024. The HWR film crew had an exciting day out at Leicester Regatta filming Eleanor’s progress in junior single sculls. We also found time to talk to Leicester senior women Sophie Connolly and Molly Vardy (coxless pair) and Leicester RC’s successful coach Howard Marsh.’

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