We aim to stage a competition where women from all over the UK can come and compete against the very best in their event. To increase the level of competition and add an international element to the regatta we actively encourage crews to come from abroad to compete at Henley Women’s Regatta and race against our best British schools, universities and clubs on the famous Henley stretch of the Thames.

As the organising committee our priority is to provide a great competitor experience for those racing and coaching. From the stake boat team to the Head of the Umpires Committee we all aim to be exceedingly professional and work very hard to stage a well-run event. The regatta is run solely by volunteers who give very generously of their time to ensure the event runs smoothly each year.

We look forward to you joining us for another exceptional event with close exciting racing.

Naomi Riches

Naomi Riches

Naomi Riches MBE

Six-time world champion Naomi Riches was part of the Great Britain para-rowing team for a decade and a key driver in the development of the sport. Naomi competed in the mixed coxed fours, winning medals at national, world and Paralympic level during her time in the sport, including a bronze at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games and a gold at her home games, London 2012.

Following retirement from full-time sport, Naomi became the fastest woman to row the length of the Thames, completing the feat in less than 48 hours in 2016.

Born with a visual impairment, Naomi’s journey has not been without its challenges, but her ability to recognise the positives in the world around her and her determination to succeed serve as a true inspiration to empower young people to achieve their goals and dreams.