HWR 2021: Keeping To Its Course

All being well, Henley Women’s Regatta should be on the start in 2021. Pictured is a competitor from University College, London, ready for the off in 2015.

2 March 2021

By Tim Koch

Tim Koch puts pictures to Miriam’s words.

On 1 March, Miriam Luke, the Chairman of Henley Women’s Regatta, issued the following press release on behalf of the regatta.

Following the recent announcement from the government on a stepped route map out of lockdown Henley Women’s Regatta is looking at various options that will allow us to stage a safe and compliant regatta in June or July 2021.

We know how hard you have been training in your living rooms, garages, balconies and gardens over the past months and that being able to compete this summer is what you are all aiming for.

Leander on the course in 2016.

Our priority is to offer an event for all competitors at all levels of competition – club, university, para and juniors – on the Henley stretch over our normal course. To do this we are consulting with all our stakeholders and partners in rowing and the local area to find out what is possible and safe.

British Rowing’s guidance on return to competition is still to be confirmed and we are waiting for more detail on what is possible for competing this summer, and the exact dates when the regatta could be held.

Victory for Reading Rowing Club, 2015.

In the meantime, we urge all in the rowing community to follow the guidelines to help keep the pandemic under control, so that we can come out of lockdown according to the government timeline. This is highly dependent on Covid-19 levels continuing to fall.

Stay at home, keep training and we hope to welcome you to Henley Women’s Regatta this summer.

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