Needless to say, I loved my first visit to Henley Royal. I did have high expectations before I arrived, but never, never could I imagine that it would be that wonderful! Of course, several factors play into this statement: the races were outstanding with many records being overturned – there is always something special seeing history in the making; marvellous weather; being among good friends; having a drink in the middle of the day; taking the time to just watch people passing by; and dress up and wear whatever I liked without people staring at me (at work in the USA I still get comments because I am wearing a tie…).
Here are some more photographs by Hélène Rémond, Tim Koch, and Jan Servin:
Two HTBS-iarians having a serious discussion about if there should be more or less cucumbers than strawberries in a Pimm’s Cup.
Editor Per of Svensk Rodd shows Tim how to use the new erg from Concept. The sliding-seat is only moving slightly while the foot stretcher is the moving part (just as the sliding-riggers did once upon a time).
Three Korean gentlemen: Mr. Ro Hong Chul, Mr. Jung Hyung Don, and Mr. Kim Ji-Ho.
Outside the Stewards’ Enclosure: Members of the Virginia B.C. who competed yesterday in the Veteran’s Henley.
Going for an outing with your loved one.
The winners of 2011 The Prince Albert Challenge Cup: Harvard University.
The Princess Grace Challenge Cup winners: Princeton Training Center ‘B’.
Thanks to everyone for a lovely time!
How nice to see the variety of faces at Henley, as well as tans, blazers and hats of course. A great selection of pictures showing the human side of an event that is much more than pure graft!