02 July - 07 July 24

Henley Royal Regatta

Henley Royal Regatta is an annual rowing event that takes place on the River Thames in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England. It is one of the most prestigious rowing events in the world, attracting thousands of spectators and top rowers from around the globe.The regatta was first held in 1839 and has been held annually ever since, with the exception of the two World Wars. It is organized by the Henley Royal Regatta Stewards' Enclosure Ltd, a non-profit organization made up of past and present rowers. The regatta features over 200 races in various categories, including men's and women's eights, fours, pairs, and single sculls, as well as coxed and coxless events.The races are held over a course that is just over a mile and a quarter long, starting upstream of the town of Henley and finishing just past the famous Henley Bridge.

One of the unique features of the regatta is the tradition of the "booms," which are long, narrow wooden barriers that are placed in the river to create lanes for the rowers. The booms are specially designed to minimize the amount of wash created by passing boats, ensuring a fair and smooth race. The regatta is also known for its strict dress code, which requires all competitors and spectators to dress in traditional rowing attire, including blazers, boaters, and ties. This adds to the traditional and formal atmosphere of the event. Over the years, Henley Royal Regatta has become a social and cultural event as well as a sporting one, with many attendees taking the opportunity to socialize, dine, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Henley-on-Thames.

The Henley Royal Regatta is a celebration of the sport of rowing, as well as a showcase for some of the world's top athletes. It is a unique and prestigious event that attracts visitors from around the world and has become an integral part of the British summer season.

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02 July - 07 July '24