HENLEY TOWN have been given a bye in the first qualifying round of the national FA Vase.
In the second qualifying round the Red Kites have been drawn away to Chinnor. The match will take place on October 4.
UPPER THAMES, Henley and Leander athletes were all involved in winning silverware at last weekend’s 20th Henley Masters Regatta.
The regatta, held last Friday and Saturday, was competed for in sweltering conditions with temperatures topping 30e_SDgrC.
In all 360 crews representing 115 clubs from nine countries competed every four minutes over the 1,000 metre course from Temple Island to the finish at host club Upper Thames RC.
Competitors as young as 27 years and those in their late seventies competed on Saturday in 51 finals in seven boat classes from eights to single sculls.
Hosts Upper Thames took the honours in two of the eight finals they contested beating scullers from Dart Totnes RC on both occasions.
David Hope won the E single sculls for 55 to 59 year olds, by four-and-a-half lengths while Timothy Davies took the honours in the G singles sculls for 65 to 69 year olds by half a length.
Mike Jennings and Rob Wilson triumphed for Henley Rowing Club in the C pairs final, beating a crew from Upper Thames by one length.
Henley’s Tim Lincoln, 72, was in the Minerva Bath composite that rowed over in the final of the H coxless fours.
Ian Giuliani and Hugh Whitfield won two rounds of the G double sculls for Henley but lost to a Wall