This very popular event is held to welcome our overseas crews. Hosted by HWR chairman and Olympic silver medal-winning rower, Miriam Luke, the reception gives you the chance to mingle with other international participants and truly get into the spirit of the regatta.
As numbers are strictly limited, tickets always sell out weeks in advance so please book your crew and coaches in as soon as you have your numbers confirmed. There is no charge for overseas competitors and coaches (one coach per boat maximum, please), but due to strict space limitations, places must be reserved in advance. Guest/supporter tickets are available to purchase at a cost of £30 each. Guest tickets are limited to a maximum of two per crew member and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks are provided during the reception, though no food is served. We invite all crew members, coaches and guests to purchase tickets to join us for a pasta supper, which takes place immediately after the reception and costs £25 per person. Supper includes a two-course self-service buffet of various pasta and sauces along with garlic bread, a selection of salads and dessert.