Monday, 23 October 2017

Towns' Regatta set to be biggest ever

THE Henley Town and Visitors? Regatta has once again seen a record number of entries for this year?s event that takes place tomorrow (Saturday).<

THE Henley Town and Visitors? Regatta has once again seen a record number of entries for this year?s event that takes place tomorrow (Saturday).

The regatta will see 288 crews racing in 150 races across 51 different categories. Racing will once again be held on a three-lane course over 800m from Old Blades to Phyllis Court at four minute intervals throughout the day.

Entrants range from elite to primary, with the primary events offered especially for those who are new to the sport.

Local clubs are well represented with more than 60 entries from Henley Rowing Club, Upper Thames, Phyllis Court, Shiplake College, Shiplake Vikings and Star and Arrow combined.

The local crews will be facing opposition from crews from more than 40 clubs from towns and cities from as far afield as Taunton and Newcastle. The USA is represented by entries from Fort Worth Rowing Club and Parati Competitive Rowing Club in Texas.

The regatta enclosure is free for all to enter and families are welcomed. It will open before the first race at 8.30am with refreshments and a licensed bar available for spectators throughout the day until the last race at 7pm. The entrance is a short walk from Henley town centre, just downstream from Henley Bridge.

Spectators can follow a race onboard an umpire?s launch by making a small donation to support the cost of running the regatta.

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