SIR STEVE REDGRAVE says he couldn’t possibly pass on the opportunity to run one of the world’s great sporting events.
The 52-year old is expected to succeed Mike Sweeney who officially steps down as chairman of Henley Royal Regatta in December.
He is a five-time Olympic champion and won 22 events at the royal regatta, never losing a race except as a sculler.
Sir Steve has been a member of the committee of management since 1999 and has worked as a starter.
He says: “For the committee it is important that there is continuity. The age limit of members is 70, so some of them have no chance.