New races for Henley Women’s Regatta
The Henley Women’s Regatta to be held 17-19th June has announced new lightweight and adaptive events for the 2011 regatta. In what will be the 24th anniversary for the event, two new categories have been added – senior lightweight double sculls and adaptive trunk and arms single sculls.
Henley Women’s Regatta chairman Diane Graham says she is delighted that the regatta, which attracts competitors from Ireland, North America, Australia, New Zealand and mainland Europe each year, can continue to expand its offering so that more people can enjoy the experience of racing at such a high level.
“The event has grown tremendously over the past 20 years and is now seen as the world’s premiere club regatta for women, but we want to keep expanding its reach,” she explains. “Great Britain is now proving to be as successful at adaptive as it is at able-bodied rowing and so it is definitely the right time to introduce our first adaptive event. We look forward to seeing how it fares this year, with a view to potentially increasing the number of adaptive categories for our 25th regatta next year.”
Henley Women’s Regatta was founded in 1988 and runs on the same stretch as the Henley Royal Regatta which starts 10 days later; it has been hosted and supported by The Copas Partnership and the Copas family since its inception, both of which have made its continuation possible.
Entries for the event close on Monday 30 May; more details can be found at www.hwr.org.uk