Images of Henley 2019: Semi Saturday

A famous cap at a famous event.

24 July 2019

By Tim Koch

Tim Koch’s photos of the day on which the remaining competitors perhaps begin to think about what may be.

In Saturday’s fight between the last four in the Wyfolds (Club Coxless Fours), Norske Studenters Roklub, Oslo, Norway, beat Mercantile Rowing Club, Australia, by 3/4 length.
Before they went out to meet Newcastle University ‘A’ in the Temple (Student Eights), the cox of Northeastern University, USA, bade each of his crew good luck (it must have worked, they won by 1/3 length).
Latymer Upper School ‘A’, happy after defeating Marlow by 2 1/4 lengths in the Diamond Jubilee (Junior Women’s Quads). Later in the day, they raced Henley ‘A’ and won by 2 1/2 lengths.
A stylish pair.
Twigg of New Zealand leading Dymchenko of Ukraine by 1/3 length in the Princess Royal (Women’s Open Sculls).
Harvard style. The bowman of the Crimson’s Prince Albert crew.
Leander and Imperial College going to the start to race University of London and Molesey Boat Club in the Remenham (Women’s Open Eights). Leander and Imperial won by 1 2/3 lengths.
A comparatively new phenomenon – a Doggett’s Coat and Badge blazer.
In a semi-final of the Stonor (Women’s Open Double Sculls), Lu and Wang of the Chinese National Rowing Team beat Baer and Richter, Germany, by 1 length.
Lu (bow) and Wang (stroke).
The Marlow girls after their defeat by Latymer Upper School in the Diamond Jubilee.
Hollandia Roeiclub clearly gaining no pleasure in beating their countrymen, ASR Nerus and RSVU Okeanos, in an all-Dutch semi-final of the Town Cup (Women’s Open Coxless Fours). Hollandia equalled the Barrier record, set a new Fawley record by one-second and broke the course record by four seconds.
Steward Mike Williams in Goldie blazer and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, cap.
Oxford Brookes show some muscle in their Ladies’ Plate (Men’s Intermediate Eights) race against the British U23 eight, racing as Cambridge University and Newcastle University. Brookes equalled the Fawley record and had a one-length win.
Lord Moynihan in impromptu coxing kit with an old boys’ eight from his former school, Monmouth. They rowed past during the Saturday lunch interval to mark the boat club’s 150th anniversary. As Colin Moynihan, he was a double Blue at Oxford, coxing the victorious 1977 Boat Race Crew and boxing against Cambridge Bantamweights. Later, he steered the British eight that won Silver in the 1980 Moscow Olympics and was Minister for Sport in 1987 – 1990.
Oyen and Steenman of Hollandia Roeiclub are applauded by fellow oarsmen while in the process of beating Ball and Ballinger of Leander by 3 1/2 lengths in the Silver Goblets (Men’s Open Coxless Pairs).
A more civilised way to row (or scull) at Henley.
An event that was always going to be noisy – Eton against Shiplake in the ‘PE’ (Princess Elizabeth, Men’s Junior Eights). Eton beat their highly rated rivals by one length.
Simple and elegant, appropriately dressed for a summer garden party – Henley style at its best.
Baer and Richter pass one of the delightful boathouses opposite the finish.
Photographer, filmmaker, rower and coach, Hamish Roots. Check out his work on Instagram.
Maroon v Burgundy. In one of the best races of the regatta, Harvard was behind Oxford Brookes for most of this semi of the Prince Albert (Student Coxed Fours) but the Americans rowed through the Brits in front of the Stewards Enclosure to win by four feet.
Members of the Green Lake Crew, USA, find a good viewing point near the finish.
The end of the row past by the 1989 winners of the Ladies’ Plate – Nottinghamshire County Rowing Association. Chris Dodd told the story of their famous re-row in his recent post.
The ‘2’ man of the Notts County Crew, Peter Haining, one of the sport’s great characters. In 1990, when he was persistently late for training in the eight, his coach pushed him into single sculling. Three years later, he was World Lightweight Sculling Champion, a title he won again in 1994 and 1995.
Some dapper gentlemen. I presume the ‘RMC’ on their blazers indicates the Royal Military College of Canada, and that they are supporting that institution’s entry in the King’s Cup.
This Henley, I finally had the pleasure of finally meeting HTBS contributor, William O’Chee, over on a fleeting visit from Australia. This was something that I had been looking forward to not just because he is a knowledgable fellow rowing historian, but also because he is a man of multiple interests, talents and experiences, one of those people who seem to find more than 24 hours in a day.
A picture from Brasenose College Boat Club, Oxford, Archives. I posed William by Henley Bridge to match this picture of his fellow Brasenose College oarsmen, winners of the 1862 Stewards’ and Visitor’s Challenge Cups. Despite painfully slow exposure times, the Victorian photographer managed to get a sharp image of the group. One hundred-and-fifty-seven years later and using a digital camera with a 24-megapixel sensor, I failed to get William in proper focus (though it was after a good lunch in Leander…)

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