Dead heats and close finishes in exciting racing made for a very special day.

Joe Sutherland Spectator

Spectators at the event are in for a treat. Side by side racing takes place within a few feet of the river bank – you can see and hear the effort, and taste the excitement!

All of this takes place in the beautiful and historic town of Henley on Thames – the spiritual home of rowing – which combines great food, great shopping, and great times in an experience you won’t forget. It’s worth the journey.

Read The Chairman's Letter

Celebrating the 30th Henley Women's Regatta

Come and be part of the celebrations.

2017 sees the 30th Henley Women’s Regatta take place on the famous regatta course.

We hope that the Regatta will continue to inspire young oarswomen from both the UK and abroad to aim high and progress on to international careers as so many in the past have done. Henley Women’s Regatta has seen many of the current World Champions and Olympic medalists race, win and indeed lose.

The Regatta has had a significant role in taking our young, upcoming and international rowers and helping them perform in high pressure match racing. The women who row for Britain – and Henley Women’s Regatta – embody the sport’s core values of hard work, dedication, teamwork, integrity and honesty.


Visiting The Regatta

High quality exciting racing that takes place over three days – Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The weekend commences on Friday morning, with Time Trials for any event in Intermediate, Senior and Elite which has attracted more than 16 entries. Crews are started at 30 second intervals and race in a time trial to find the fastest 16 who are then eligible to race in the main competition. Time trials for the J16 events are held on Friday evening and those for Junior events early on Saturday morning. You will need to arrive early to catch these races!

More about visiting the regatta

Henley Women’s Regatta takes place along the famous stretch of the River Thames in Henley-on-Thames.

There are many great viewing locations all along the stretch of the river, especially the starting lines at Temple Island all the way along the river to the Finish Line at the Chairman’s Enclosure. Plus we have catering, facilities and shopping all onsite at the Regatta Enclosure. For a quick snapshot of the event please click here to view our event map.


The Chairman's Enclosure

Experiencing the Regatta from the Chairman’s Enclosure at the finish line is a more intimate experience.


Getting Here


We look forward to welcoming you to Henley Women’s Regatta.

Whether you are travelling by road, train, air or taxi, getting to the Regatta and parking is really simple!

Go to our directions and parking page for instructions on travelling by any of these means and for more information about where to park and disabled access.

Directions & Parking

Visiting Henley-on-Thames

Henley-on-Thames is a beautiful town with vast history and an abundance of fine places to eat and drink. Here are some ideas of place to go in Henley, whilst visiting the regatta.

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