There are rumours on the rowing circuit that, starting today, 28 June, there will be a five-day rowing regatta in a town called Henley-on-Thames, 23 miles southeast of Oxford. It sounds interesting, and I think I will go along and see if it is any good. I was there on Monday, 26 June, having just finished my club’s annual three-day-row from Hammersmith to Henley, something I wrote about in 2010. Below are some early morning pictures that I took to prove that the stories about a big regatta happening were true. There is also the evidence of a draw on the Henley Royal Regatta website.
Henley’s Twitter account, @HenleyRegatta, has been posting some nice pictures over the last few weeks (naturally, HTBS likes the historical ones the most):