Henley Masters Regatta celebrates 30-year anniversary  

The 2024 Henley Masters Regatta will be held on Friday and Saturday, 12-13 July, 30 years on from the first regatta in 1994


The 2024 regatta has again been oversubscribed with more entries than the two-day event can accommodate. Both the number of competitors and accepted crew entries are greater than last year.

In total, with 1,253 competitors entered in over 366 crews, representing 158 different rowing clubs. Competitors’ ages range from 15* to over 80 years, including 12 competitors in the Masters J category for crews with an average age of 80 or older! *Coxes do not have to be Masters.

The regatta is again very pleased to attract an international entry, with competitors coming from 12 countries – Denmark, Serbia, Belgium, Portugal, Great Britain, Ireland, USA, Australia, The Netherlands, Germany, Japan, and New Zealand.

The regatta provides masters rowers and scullers the opportunity to competitively race side by side on the world-famous Henley course, with a friendly and welcoming bank side experience for competitors, their supporters, and other spectators. In addition, races will be live streamed via a pay per view service, enabling viewers globally to watch racing.

The crews entered contain a mix of competitors who have taken up rowing later in life alongside experienced rowers and scullers including former Olympians and Internationals, all competing to win a prized medal in the now world-famous ‘purple boxes’.

Racing takes place over a 1000-meter course starting just above Temple Island and finishing at Upper Thames Rowing Club. There are races every four minutes starting at 9am on Friday with crews progressing through their events to the finals on Saturday afternoon.

On Saturday afternoon, when the finals take place, the prizes will be presented by Tom Buckley (Deputy Mayor of Henley), Fiona Dennis, (HRR Steward and daughter of one of the regatta founders, Harry Harvey),  Paul Stuart Bennett (Upper Thames Rowing Club President), and Catherine McLaughlin (widow of HMR Event Secretary John McLaughlin 2010-2014).

Supporters, spectators, and members of the public are most welcome to come along and enjoy the racing from the riverbank.

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