Henley Women’s Regatta is the premier regatta for women in the United Kingdom. Held on the rowing world's iconic stretch of the River Thames, it offers exciting, competitive, side by side match racing for a wide range of competitors; from Juniors to University and Club to Elite level.

Miriam Luke Chairman

Welcome to Henley Women’s Regatta

Over one thousand women aim to compete and win at the regatta annually. Crews travel from all around the world to race over the famous Henley Regatta course, from as far afield as New Zealand and the United States and as nearby as Ireland, making Henley Women’s Regatta an international event.

We welcome all spectators to come and experience this exciting, friendly, riverside event held over three days. We look forward to seeing you all at the regatta in 2017.

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Pioneering Women's Rowing Since 1988

From 109 entries and 97 races in 1988 to a three day regatta requiring time trials and over 250 races in 2016, Henley Women’s has become the premier regatta for women, attracting crews from all round the world.

Since that first, one day event attracting just a few spectators, the regatta is proud to have grown to a full, three day event attracting thousands of annual visitors and even introduced live streaming so that supporters can cheer on their crews, from wherever they are in the world.

Now offering a wide range of events for all oarswomen, including a para event, the regatta continues to develop. In 2017 the Senior Fours event will be come coxless and it is hoped that this will drive standards higher still.

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The Trophies

Read about the trophies, recent winners and course records

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The people behind HWR


Meet the group who bring it all together

The regatta is organised and developed by a dedicated, professional group of volunteers, many of whom have competed at the regatta themselves.

To find out more about the people at the heart of Henley Women’s Regatta, visit our HWR People page by clicking the link below.

More about the HWR Team

Henley Women’s Regatta is a company limited by guarantee and is registered in England as Henley Women’s Regatta (HWR) Ltd under company registration number 9568093. All rights are reserved in respect of the company name and regatta logo. The Registered Office of Henley Women’s Regatta (HWR) Ltd is c/o Gardner Leader LLP, First Floor, 7 Frascati Way, Maidenhead, SL6 4UY.  Henley Women’s Regatta is Registered for VAT – Reg. No 203 3022 80