Old Masters

Pic 1
Kent Mitchell RC (USA) waiting to go onto the start for a semi-final of F8.

Tim Koch writes:

A regatta in which some people travel 17,000 kilometres to race just one kilometre must be rather special. The twenty-first Henley Masters Regatta took place on 10 and 11 July on 1,000 metres of the famous Henley Reach, starting from just above Temple Island to the finish at the organising club, Upper Thames RC. Before scratchings, 285 races were scheduled for crews from eight countries. The eventual winners included seven from the U.S., four from Australia and one each from France, Ireland and the Netherlands. The full results are on the Regatta website.   Race photographs were taken by Big Blade and Ben Rodford. I attended primarily to support the Malmoe/Kungalv quad from Sweden and so my coverage is rather brief, but I hope these pictures capture a little of the spirit of this splendid event.

Pic 2. The boating area.
The boating area.
Pic 3. On their way to the start, the Malmoe/Kungalv composite from Sweden pass the Evesham crew racing in a semi-final of WC4+.
On their way to the start, the Malmoe/Kungalv composite from Sweden pass the Evesham crew racing in a semi-final of WC4+.
Pic 4. Molesey (19) and Upper Thames (18) on the start for a semi-final of D8.
Molesey (19) and Upper Thames (18) on the start for a semi-final of D8.
Pic 5. The Malmoe / Kungalv composite (left) race Cambridge BC from the USA (right) in a semi-final of D4x.
The Malmoe / Kungalv composite (left) race Cambridge BC from the USA (right) in a semi-final of D4x.
Pic 6. A Leichhardt composite from Australia race in a semi-final of WD4x.
A Leichhardt composite from Australia race in a semi-final of WD4x.
Returning from the finish.
Returning from the finish.
Pic 7. Norwich who won B2x.
Norwich who won B2x.
Pic 8. The Mayor of Henley-on-Thames, Councillor Hillier, who presented the winners with their medals.
The Mayor of Henley-on-Thames, Councillor Hillier, who presented the winners with their medals.

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