On Thursday, Day 2 of Henley 2021, the official summary noted that:
There was… history for the Regatta… as two more women’s eights events made their first appearances. The morning session saw the inaugural race of the Wargrave Challenge Cup (club women’s eights), quickly followed by the Island Challenge Cup (student women’s eights). After the debut of the Junior Women’s eights on Wednesday, the three new women’s events this year have all begun.
Oxford Brookes University, Eton College and two Dutch crews Nereus and Triton flexed their form in the morning. Clashes, lost blades, disqualifications and upsets changed the temperature at the end of the afternoon session. For obvious reasons, it has been a hard decision for international crews to travel to the Regatta this year, especially from America with quarantine rules continually changing as they were planning in July, but those that have come mean business.
The results so far are on the regatta’s website and, as always, the best way to get informed about the previous day’s action is by watching Matthew Pinsent’s “Pick of the Day” on YouTube:
If it is true that a picture paints a thousand words, here are 22,000 of them.