HENLEY Royal Regatta could add a sixth day, chairman Sir Steve Redgrave said today (Thursday)
HENLEY Royal Regatta could add a sixth day, chairman Sir Steve Redgrave said today (Thursday).
He said: “Possibly in the next few years we could be expanding to a six-day regatta.
“There’s a lot of people who are very much against that because the sport is run by volunteers... it does take over our lives, but we’re passionate about it and to move the sport on, and to get more events in and more people at the highest quality of what Henley Royal Regatta stands for, we’re getting very close, I think, to having a six-day regatta.”
The 1839 regatta took place on a single afternoon but proved so popular with oarsmen that from 1840 a second day was added, followed by a third in 1886 and a fourth in 1906.
In 1986 the regatta was extended to five days, with an increase in the maximum entry for certain events.
Meanwhile, there will be no on-the-gate car parking sales. Due to heavy rain, the car parks are waterlogged and areas are unusable for car parking.
All pre sold/issued car parking labels will be honoured and drivers with these labels should follow the usual traffic pattern.
For drivers without a pre-issued parking label an alternative car park may be found at the Henley end of the Wargrave Road, postcode RG9 2LT.
Parking arrangements for the rest of the week are under review so if you are visiting on another day please monitor the website www.hrr.co.uk