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.