Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Regatta relaxes cup rules

THE rules for entry into the Henley Royal Regatta’s Thames and Wyfold Challenge Cups have been relaxed.

THE rules for entry into the Henley Royal Regatta’s Thames and Wyfold Challenge Cups have been relaxed.

Crews competing in the former, an event for men’s eights, may now contain up to two oarsmen who have previously won the Thames, Wyfold or Britannia Challenge Cups.

One such oarsman may now compete in the Wyfold for men’s coxless fours.

Previously, members of crews that had won in these events could not compete again. This restriction still applies to the Britannia Challenge Cup for men’s coxed fours.

The decision was made at the annual meeting of the regatta’s stewards, which was held at the Royal Automobile Club on Pall Mall on Tuesday.



Regatta secretary Daniel Grist said: “The committee of management has become increasingly aware of the need to help good club oarsmen who have previously won a club event at Henley Royal Regatta to stay in the sport and support the rowing community, so as to improve the level of regional rowing overall.”

The stewards have also thanked Dr Iain Reid for his 28 years of service on the committee. He is to be replaced by Neil Chugani.



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