Henley Wednesday: Going Up A Gear

The forecast rain did appear for the second day of racing at Henley Royal Regatta. However, as the flags here show, the headwind persisted but was not as strong as the day before.

30 June 2022

By Tim Koch

Tim Koch takes in some rowing between meals.

Henley Regatta is very careful to ensure that those in the Stewards’ Enclosure can eat and drink or watch rowing – but not both at the same time. While this is a very wise policy, when I was invited to celebrate my friend Kate’s birthday at a table she had secured for the day in the Enclosure’s Mile and 1/8 Restaurant, my day’s socialising to spectating ratio was tipped in favour of the former as mid-morning coffee and pastries morphed into lunch which morphed into afternoon tea. 

Fortunately, the press office and those who run the official website and social media were not so distracted:

Wednesday’s results and the draw.

Video highlights from Wednesday.

Official reports on the highlights of Wednesday’s racing.

The livestream for Thursday.

World and European sculling champion and 2019 Diamonds winner, Oliver Zeidler, shows what he is made of. Picture: Nigel Longley.
The Agecroft RC crew that lost to Taurus BC in a heat of the Wyfold.
Tideway Scullers wind down after winning their heat of the Wargrave (Women’s Club Eights) beating St. Catharines Rowing Club, Canada.
Two members of the University of California, Irvine, USA, crew pictured after their loss to DSR Laga, Netherlands, in the Temple (Men’s Student Eights).
Woodrow Wilson High School, USA, beating Norwich School in the Princess Elizabeth (Junior Men’s Eights).
Sometime HTBS contributor Malcolm Knight shows that he is at home with most things that float.
Hinksey Sculling School (in blue) battle with Tideway Scullers (in red) in the Britannia (Club Coxed Fours).
Hinksey won by 1/2 length.
NSR Oslo, Norway, head to the start of their heat of the Wyfold (Men’s Club Coxless Fours). They won by 1 1/4 lengths beating Northwich Rowing Club.
In a great race in the Princess Elizabeth (Men’s Student Eights), King’s School, Chester, came from behind at the Barrier and at Fawley to beat The Scots College, Australia, by 1 length at the finish
Scots College in defeat.
University College, Dublin “A”, Ireland, push off for a practice outing in preparation for their later race in the Island (Student Women’s Eights).
Aussies afloat. The Australian crews for the Grand (Open Men’s Eights) and for the Stonor (Open Women’s Double Sculls).
More Aussies – The Scots College, Sydney (also pictured yesterday). If you want some fun, confuse them with Scotch College, Melbourne.
Goldie’s understated look: half-man, half-deckchair.
City of Bristol racing in the Thames Cup (Men’s Club Eights).
Bristol beat Molesey “B” in their Thames heat.
Looking strong – Thames RC and Leander Club race in a heat of the Visitors’ (Intermediate Men’s Coxless Fours). They beat Nottingham University by 1 3/4 lengths.
University of Washington, USA, beating Yale University, USA, in the Temple (Men’s Student Eights).
The University of Washington won by 1/2 length.
Some of Green Lake Crew, USA, who were knocked out by St Edward’s School in a heat of the Prince Philip (Junior Women’s Eights).
A happy member of the Thames RC Thames Cup crew that beat Marlow RC “Easily”.

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