Henley on Thames is a small town with limited hotel and B&B facilities. However, crews often stay with host families in Henley or nearby.

HWR can assist you in finding a crew host family. If you have any questions e-mail the crew liaison at, or fill out our international crew Accommodation Request form

The crew liaison has visited each house to verify details and meet potential crew hosts, in order to best help match crews with appropriate lodgings. Housing options span the full range from sprawling to basic and can accommodate two to 16 people. Rooms are generally shared, and often beds are shared. Generally, the closer a house is to the town centre, the smaller the house, although many large houses are within a 15-minute walk of the centre. Note, however, that it is about a 20-minute walk from the market square at the centre of the town to the launching and landing area for the regatta.
Housing prices are approximately £40 per person, per night, including breakfast. Some places provide access to the kitchen to prepare an evening meal, but this is increasingly less common.

Boat Hire

HWR can provide a list of clubs willing to hire their boats. Contact crew liaison at for assistance in finding a boat.
Alternatively, contact the manufacturer of the boat you wish to row, as many bring trailers of boats and providing on site repair and consultation during the regatta. If they have run out of boats, they frequently have a list of their customers who own the boats locally and may wish to hire them to you.

Empacher UK –
Hudson – Ruud Pepping –
Janousek and Stampfli –
Resolute –
WinTech & King Racing Shells –