Wednesday, 04 August 2021

All the results from Henley Royal Regatta 2016

All the results and local reaction direct from the course.

7am update: It's finals day at Henley Royal Regatta. Everything comes down to this! We've got another packed day of racing ahead. Join us here for live results and local reaction direct from the course, showcasing the best club, university and school crews the world has to offer on arguably one of the world's challenging stretches of rowing water. DIAMOND JUBILEE 11.30 Headington Sch. vs Gloucester R.C. - First race of the day and the junior women race in the quadruple sculls. Gloucester have won this event for the last few years, against Headington School from Oxford, the strongest schoolgirl programme at the moment, producing some formidable fours and eights.


Headington are not allowing to take anymore as they move through at the Barrier and push their bow up to level. This will be head to head racing all the way.

As they come past Women's Henley enclosures , which they will have known from racing two weeks ago, Headington make another push to move slightly ahead, but Gloucester ract and pull level at Fawley. Headington are rating slightly lower.

The third time the lead has changed and both crews are showing their determination as they pass Upper Thames. Headington are down on Gloucester as they pass Remenham.

Coming into Enclosures the crowds start to raise their voices and Gloucester now have a decisive lead over Headington. Headington need to go now if they are to break the lead.

Gloucester maintain the lead as both crews race the rate as they come into Stewards. Gloucester are warned for their steering as Headington take the rate up and start the sprint for the line. Gloucester are fighting off every single attack, with Headington veering slightly into the middle of the track. The Gloucester crew answer every call and react to cross the line first.

An incredible race.

Gloucester R.C. beat Headington Sch.

BRITANNIA 11.40 RTHC Bayer Leverkusen, Germany vs Sport Imperial B.C. - The Germans move to almost a length up at the end of the Island, building on the raw power put down from the very first stroke. Imperial were nervous before the race and are up against a very big German crew.

The German crew look every bit the international crew that they are. At Fawley tje Germans have a two length lead with the Germans striking 35 and Imperial 36. Imperial are powering on but the Germans have a comfortable lead.

At Upper Thames the Germans lead by 3 and half lengths. Imperial put in a big push as the bowman looks round at Remenham but the distance looks insurmountable.

Imperial gain half a length on the lead as they come to the Enclosures with both crews really driving through to the finish line. Imperial have been rating 38 on the course. Do they have another gear?

At the Grandstands Bayer Leverkusen are striking 33 and through to the line have a very comfortable victory over Sport Imperial. Both crews are spent on the finish.

RTHC Bayer Leverkusen, Germany beat Sport Imperial B.C.

WYFOLD 11.50 Upper Thames R.C. 'A' vs Grasshopper-Club, Switzerland - Can Upper THames make this the second win in this event for the club, having won it two years ago and then disaster striking last year when they were disqualified for steering.

Upper Thames are down on the Swiss at the end of the Island where they are rating 40 still. Jake Davison has previously won in the Britannia cup and Upper Thames settle earlier to pull back the Swiss crews early lead.

Grasshopper are under pressure as they pass the Henley Women's enclosures and the Upper Thames crew start to power it down.

As they come through Fawley the Swiss maintain a lead of three quarters of a length. Upper Thames lift it as they hear their club yell support.

The Swiss crew react to the push and maintain the advantage at Remenham.

As they come to the Enclosures the Swiss crew maintain the length and push to clear water over Upper Thames. What will ahppen in the sprint?

Grasshopper take the rate up as they move through to Stewards and both crews are moving to 40 strokes per minute as the steering comes into play.

At the Grandstands the Swiss look round but they've done enough to take the win from Upper Thames.

Grasshopper-Club, Zurich, Switzerland beat Upper Thames R.C. 'A'

Justin Sutherland said, after the race: "it's very disappointing but Grasshopper are a very good crew and to be honest they deserved to win. All we can do is come back next year and try to do better.

"We've done really well to get to the final, there are lots of crews of a similar standard and we've shown we can punch above our weight. The boys actually looked like one of the best crews in the event.

"We did everything we set out to do but every stroke they were getting an inch more than us and you can't be upset at that."

GOBLETS 12.00 Braas & Steenman NED vs Demey & Jonville FRA - The French boat kicks a little side to side at the Island as the French strive to stay in touch with the Olympians in the Dutch boat.

The French are still in contact at the Barrier, but the Dutch have clear water as they pass Remenham Church. The bowman in the Dutch crew is 16 stone in comparison to the stroke man of the French pair who had been trialling for Lightweights.

At Fawley the French steering wobbles as they hit a wash. the Dutch crew use that to their advantage to two lengths clear water.

Coming through Upper Thames the Dutch pair have a comfortable lead and move the distance out to three lengths.

The Dutch have been training at altitude and have raced previously at Lucerne where they won the silver medal. They are not under pressure from the French despite the French crew taking their race to the line.

The Dutch use the last part of the race to possibly practice the Olympic sprint to the line, crossing the line first from the French.

Braas & Steenman NED beat Demey & Jonville FRA

TEMPLE 12.10 Oxford Brookes University 'A' vs Harvard Univ., USA - The Harvard Junior varsity crew are racing a very tough Oxford Brookes crew, who won the Head of the River earlier in the year.

At the Barrier Oxford Brookes take it out to half a length which is built on at Remenham Church where they are a length lead. As they come up to Fawley the Oxford Brookes crew have settled into a strong lead to ease out to two lengths clear water.

The harvard crew are really pushing but the Oxford Brookes crew, being stroked by the son of Richard Stanhope a well known Olympic rower and Steward, have dominated this race.

At the enclosures the Oxford Brookes crew build to the line, taking the rate up and taking the applause from the Grandstands. Leading by three and three quarter lengths they are striking 41 to maintain their lead. They are not letting up and take the line, whilst Harvard trail in.

Oxford Brookes University 'A' beat Harvard Univ., USA

PRINCESS ROYAL 12.20 A. Beenken GER vs L. I. Scheenaard NED - Lisa Scheenaard just missed out on Olympic qualification this year and lost to the Olympic champion in this event last year.

This is set to be a fair race between two very good scullers, but the Dutch sculler is the favourite. Both get away from the start cleanly where Scheenaard takes an early lead by half a length. She opens this gap up into a comfortable distance at Remenham Church.

Beenken puts in a push and doesn't let Scheenaard slip away as both scullers come to Fawley. Lisa maintains the lead of two lengths and then puts in a push in the middle of the race to open it to 3 lengths, rating 30.

A tough ask of the German to stay in touch as she seems a little tense and has not managed to make a dent in the Dutch scullers lead. Coming into the Enclosures and Scheenaard maintains her rate and her lead whilst the German sculler takes the rate up and drives for the line.

Lisa Scheenaard looks comfortable as she crosses the line.

L. I. Scheenaard NED beat A. Beenken GER

REMENHAM 12.30 Princeton T.C., USA vs Leander Club & Tees R.C. - A fantastic contest between two women's eights, with those who have trialled for the GB team against the US Women's eight who power it through to two lengths lead at Fawley.

A lot of anger in the Princeton crew who weren't seat raced for the US squad and therefore are out to a prove a point. American women have been unbeaten in the Olympics in the eight, probably because of title 9 and the equality of funding in American university sport.

It's a really important move that the Olympics are moving to 50/50 male/female events for the Tokyo games.

The American crew continue applying the power and into the enclosures have three lengths lead. Despite the gap they take the rate up and drive for the line, showing the strength of the crew.

Princeton T.C., USA beat Leander Club & Tees R.C.

PRINCE OF WALES 12.40 Schuylkill Navy H.P.C., USA vs Leander Club 'A' - Men's quads with a good start from Leander who have a good first stroke having had an issue with a blade earlier in the week. Leander are down to the American crew at the end of the Island by half a length.

The Americans push out to a length lead at Remenahm Chruch and the Leander crew will need to make a big push in the middle of the race.

At Upper Thames Leander challenge Schuylkill, being lifted by the calls from the crowd. They've taken the rate up and are getting back into the race. They start to find their feet as they carry on the challenge through Remenham.

Schuylkill are realising they are being challenged and the Leander crew are eating up the distance. The rate goes up as the Americans are put under real pressure with a half length lead. Both crews move again at Stewards and the crowds are really geting behind the crews with a massive roar.

Leander are fighting with about twenty strokes left. This is a race to the line this is going to be for the line. A valiant charge from Leander.

An brilliant finish from Leander but not enough as they lose to Schuylkill by 2ft. A consolation for the men who tried to get to Rio in the quad.

Schuylkill Navy H.P.C., USA vs Leander Club 'A'

Barney Stentiford, two in the Prince of Wales crew, said: "The other crew raced really well, they gave it their all. Obviously we wish it had gone the other way but congratulations to them."

Stroke Sam Mottram collapsed and was sick after the race. He had to be carried in to Leander by his crewmates.

LADIES PLATE 12.50 Leander Club vs A.S.R. Nereus, Holland - Several of the Dutch crew have previously won the Temple and have been moved up to the Ladies'. Quality eights and great rivallry from Britain and the Netherlands.

The stroke man seems to loose contact wih his blade and there is a small amount of steering from the Nereus crew but they recover well to lead by half a length at the barrier and a length at Remenham Church.

Nereus are warned again for their steering as they come up to Fawley and Leander move a little to the middle being pressured by the move. They finally move and the Dutch crew had to make a big move to get back to their lane. The Umpire in this race is the one who DQ'd Sydney earlier in the week.

Leander need to hang in as Nereus have front loaded the race. This is a psychological as well as a physical battle.

At Remenham Leander have overlap and this will be another race to the line. Nereus cannot be complacent and the noise from the crowds will lift Leander. Leander step on the pace and Nereus respond but are warned for steering.

Leander take it up again as they start to pass Stewards, and are clawing it back stroke for stroke. Nereus have the advantgate. 10 strokes and Nereus are nodding. This will be a photo finish.

The red flag is raised by the Umpire after the distance is asked for - it was 3ft. Then he uses the radio. The coaches do not look happy. The Nereus crew still believe they have won as Leander raise an objection. The Dutch swimmers are out but a decision is still unknown.

The Umpire wishes to talk to the Chairman of the Regatta. This could be a re-row as the Dutch were deemed to have interferred with the Leander crew. Given the closeness of the verdict this is an interesting dilemma.

The Umpire had his flag up for 1 minute and two seconds.


DIAMONDS 1.00 H. Obreno BEL vs A. M. O. Drysdale NZL - The holder of the title is up against the Belgian sculler who qualified for the Olympics four weeks ago. Obreno is giving away two stone to Mahe Drysdale, and Hans Obreno takes half a length lead from Mahe at the Barrier.

Obreno continues to pressure Drysdale at Fawley, with both scullers playing for the title. Obreno is under-rating Drysdale. A great first half from the Belgian who has a lead over Drysdale.

Obreno rates 32 at Fawley, wearing a University of Gent all in one. Mahe puts down a power sprint taking the rate up to 36 at Remenham, The Belgian National champion matches him and is really challenging the Olympic champion. Obreno is still in it. Mahe Drysdale has to take it up again at the Enclosures.

Can he raise the rate and sprint to the line? Obreno has gone up and both scullers are not cracking - they are really going for the line. Obreno is moving on and it's the upset of the year as Mahe Drysdale breaks. Obreno is making this his race. Obreno eases off as he crosses the line and an unbelievable verdict from this amazing Belgian. As a compatriot I am very proud of this man and his very smooth sculling ability.

H. Obreno BEL beat A. M. O. Drysdale NZL

2.30 Still no conclusion regarding the Umpire's decision on the Ladies' Plate.

STEWARDS' 2.30 Hollandia Rc., Holland vs Wiener 'LIA' & Villach, Austria - The start of the afternoon's racing on finals day of Henley Royal Regatta 2016. Coxless fours with the crews level at the end of the Island and the Austrians moving up to half a length lead at the Barrier. The Dutch seem to find a greater pace as they come through to Remenham Church and move back and through to take a lengths lead.

At Fawley the tidyness of the Dutch crew is telling as the Austrians are rating 37 but not gaining on the length lead of the Dutch boat. The Austrians are close to the boom and touch the booms at Upper Thames on the Bucks station. They loose their rhythm. Once you're too close to the boom you have issues with the rudder so credit to them for getting back into their race.

The Dutch have a sense of what's going on and in the mid section they are holding the boat speed and are racing in their own bubble.

Coming into the enclosures the Duch lead whilst the Austrians put in a push but don't make up the distance. In front of the Grandstands the Dutch crew take the applause. They have made easy work of this despite the sprint from the Austrians.

Hollandia Rc., Holland beat Wiener 'LIA' & Villach, Austria

QUEEN MOTHER 2.40 Leander Club vs California R.C., USA - The final of the men's quads and a slight delay as they straighten up. This is the second men's quad race. At the end of the Island the crews are neck and neck despite a veer from Leander. Both crews are rating the same.

Leander use a technique push and take a half length lead at the Barrier. At Remenham Church that builds to a length lead with California not quite as smooth. The weight difference between the boats could now be telling.

Coming through to Fawley Leander lead by a length which they push to a length and half. Leander strike 36 to Californias 37. At Upper Thames the Americans put in a push and close the lead to a length.

Leander pick it up again at Remenham sensing the challenge as the Americans close the gap to half a length.

The Californian's have put in a very good mid section but is it enough to give them the base for a sprint finsih. At Enclosures they surge again to gain clear water. This is another race to the finish and the Leander crew can't let up.

Leander liven it up and raise their game in front of Stewards as Leander take the applause in the last twenty strokes.

Leander Club beat California R.C., USA

Andy Joel, in his second season rowing at Leander and who won the Prince of Wales last year, stated: "I'm really over the moon - it's almost like a fairy tale, a dream come true.

We came into this event really wanting to step up and challenge ourselves, but didnt initally expect to win.

However as we progressed through the regatta we started to believe that we could do it.

We dominated the first two rounds, which we didn't expect. Going into the final we knew the opposition were fast and would go hard out of the start but we were determined not to let them get too far ahead.

The race went completely to plan. Everyone did their job and I'm really proud of how we did.
PRINCESS ELIZABETH 2.50 St. Paul's Sch.vs Eton Coll. - Junior men's eights. It means a lot to these boys and can set them on a particular path for the rest of their life.

Both eights are set up as tandem, with Sarah Winckless umpiring the race, who became the first woman to Umpire a race at Henley Royal Regatta in it's long history.

St Paul's struggling a little out of the endof the Island as Eton pull out to three quarters of a length lead. At the Barrier they are nearly a length clear but St Paul's do well to stay in contact. Eton are warned for their steering as they pass Henley Women's enclosures.

A very competitive race as St Paul's continue to maintain contact. St Paul's are being dragged into Eton and the middle of the course. Eton using the rate to get away and move to a length clear at Fawley.

Eton are a stone a man heavier than St Paul's, stretching to a length and a half clear. Eton seem to have a better mid-race boat speed. Eton is showing why it has won several national races earlier on in the season.

Eton look composed as they come into the Enclosures, with steering coming into play but not affecting the distance. St Paul's at 38 are fighting their way into it but are not making headway into the Eton advantage. The 2014 winners look like they will be the 2016 winners.

Victory for Eton over St Paul's as the cox jumps to his feet on the finish line.

The result of the Ladies plate has been announced. Nereus have been disqualified. Unsportsman like conduct - rule 41 N and note to competitors: no coaching from the Umpires launch. The coach was indicating that the crew should move over behind the Umpire.

Adam Neill, part of the Leander eight in the Ladies' plate said: "Waiting for a decision on the result was among the hardest couple of hours of my life. It's been very emotional as we trained all year for this race and wanted to know what was happening as soon as possible.

It's not exactly how you want to win a race but the rules are the rules and I'm glad we won.

Well done to Nereus for a great season and obviously well done to my team mates."

DOUBLE SCULLS 3.00 Middleton & Beaumont GBR vs Fistravec & Fridman SLO/ISR - Slovenia have some very bad steering off of the start getting into the buoys and then verring back into the middle of the course where the GBR crew are warned because they are also heading towards the middle.

The Leander crew begin to walk away as they move through Remenham, leading by a length. Leander have won this event 11 times, with Nick Middleton being the deputy captain of Leander this year.

At Fawley Leander have two and a half lengths and are sculling strong and smoothly. These two are names to look out for in the future.

At Remenham the Slovenian composite puts in a push but is not denting the advantage that Leander have. Leander keep inching out and are pushing their opponents away.

As they come through Enclosures Leander soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the applause, given they have dominated this race.

Middleton & Beaumont GBR beat Fistravec & Fridman SLO/ISR

Jack Beaumont, who was bow in the British double, said after the race: "I feel fantastic. There aren't many better feelings than winning at Henley when you've grown up and lived your whole life in the area.

I've been coming here since I was a kid because my dad was rowing for Leander Club and it's pretty cool to keep coming back and doing the club proud.

It's also amazing to come off the water and find the Queen Mother and Ladies'Plate crew have won as well."


THAMES 3.10 N.S.R. Oslo, Norway vs Molesey B.C. 'A' - The Norewegians are growling on the start. An interesting match ahead between these crews. Molesey go out hard to put pressure ont he Norwegians. At the end of the Island Molesey have half a length advantage. They move to a length up at the Barrier and are setting a ferocious pace.

The Norwegians continue the fight, but at Henley Women's enclosures the Molesey crew maintain the advantage with a length clear water.

At Fawley Molesey push to dominate the middle of the race. They will be lifted by shouts from club mates as they come past the Remenham Club. Oslo are finding it hard work to amke a dent on the Molesey crew and so far the British club crew are showing why they went into this event as the favourites.

Molesey look to have this race in the bag barring any misfortunes, in front of Stewards. A comfortable win for Molesey in the Tames Challenge cup as they cross the line.



VISITORS' 3.20 Thames R.C. vs Univ. of California, Berkeley, USA - Men's coxless fours with the steering foot at different positions in the boats.

There hasn't been much between these two boats through out the regatta. As they come through Remenham Church the American crew has a slight advantage.

California are racing with a good rhythm and move to a length lead at Fawley. Both crews are steering a good course. As they pass Upper Thames, Thames put in a push and are possibly hearing the shouts from the Remenham Club. Thames are still in contact but California are able to react the push,

California need to keep composed as Thames take it up into the Enclosures.

California are warned for their steering as they pass Stewards Enclosure and theAmericans are getting a little ragged - they need to stay in the rhythm as Thames put them under pressure. Thames are mounting a real challenge. In the last twenty strokes they have been given a fright and they crack as the blade work falls apart and the steering veers. The Americans hit the boom and almost fall in as the crew comes to a complete standstill. Thames cross the line first as the Americans float over.

Another unusual finish drama.

Thames R.C. beat Univ. of California, Berkeley, USA

GRAND 3.30 Nautilus R.C. vs Hollandia Rc., Holland - The blue ribband event of the regatta with the U23 devlopment team against the Dutch Olympic eight. The Dutch don't get out as strongly as the British crew. At the end of the Island the boats are neck and neck but into the Barrier the dutch gain an advantage of a quarter of a length.

The Dutch show their class and have a strong rhythm though they are warned by the Umpire for their steering. They fight to get clear water on Nautilus in the middle of the course

Nautilus have not let the Dutch slip as they come into the Enclosures. The British crew put in a push to keepo the overlap and put the Dutch under pressure. In front of the crowds the Dutch put in a push and are being made to work for this win by Nautilus.

Nautilus are giving it a go in front of the Grandstands taking it to the line, but the Dutch win.

Nautilus R.C. beat Hollandia Rc., Holland

PRINCESS GRACE 3.40 Reading R.C. & Leander Club vs Warszawa & Grudziadz, Poland - The final of the Women's quads and the Leander crew are fast out of the blocks, pushing through to a lengths lead at Remenham Church. The Polish crew look like they struggle a little with the wash and are veering up the course in front Henley Women's enclosures.

The Polish crew had been given a fright early on in the rounds and are not letting the Leander girls get away as they push through the head wind. The Poles have the better middle thrid. As they pass Upper Thames the Poles get back in contention and the British girls will have to respond.

Coming into Enclosures the Poles out in another push and take half a length on the British crew. A classic Henley last 500m with everything to race for. The rate goes up in the British composite and try to make decisive move. The Poles aren't able to respond and hold off the attack. They control the finish sprint and move to clear water over the Polish internationals. A win for the Leander composite despite the fight back from the Polish crew.

Reading R.C. & Leander Club vs Warszawa & Grudziadz, Poland

Jess Leyden (Leander) from the winning Leander/Reading composite boat said after the race: "I'm really pleased - it's a great start to our Plympic cycle next year.

We're going to keep just as strong and just as tough but they were tough competitors. There's a great mood out here on the pontoon - they're really great girls."

FAWLEY 3.50 Claires Court Sch. vs The Windsor Boys' Sch. - A local Maidenhead / Windosr derby between two school boy quads. A tough 7 minutes for these boys. Quality sculling from both crews as they come along the Island.

At the Barrier the crews are neck and neck with the boats surging in unison. A very mature performance from both crews, stroke for stroke.

Previously won by Sir William Borlase school previously, Claires Court are aiming to make this the thrid major winin a row. Claires Court have a slight advantage by about 2fft on the Berkshire station, at Fawley but then Windsor boys push through at Upper Thames. The lead swaps as they trade the lead within 10 strokes.

At the Remenham Club the crowds are yelling and Claires Court gain an advantage again.

Hitting the wall of sound at Enclosures both crews increase the rate. Claires Court push through to a length lead. Can Windsor boys respond? Claires Court seize the initiaitive at the Grandstand and push through to the line. Both crews lift again in the last 30 strokes of the race and Claires Court hold on to the length distance they gained. Gladitorial racing at its best.

Claires Court Sch. beat The Windsor Boys' Sch

PRINCE ALBERT 4.00 Newcastle Univ. vs Edinburgh Univ. 'A' - The last race of the day and a classy start from both crews. Edinburgh get into a good rhythm but Newcastle have the advantage at the end of the Island. At the Barrier they are half a length up.

Newcastle are having an efficent row through the first third of the race and maintain the advantage at Fawley, but only by half a length. Edinburgh are back into the race however with a big push as they move level at Upper Thames.

The Edinburgh boat will not give this race away and at Remenham Club the crews are level. In front of the Enclosures it will be who can hold their nerve with Newcastle still having an advantage but it being feet.

Edinburgh move into the lead as they come through to Stewards. Newcastle take the rate up and start the drive for the line. Edinburgh are fighting through as Newcastle has been surprised. Edinburgh sretch to a lead advantage to the final roar of the regatta. Edinburgh win, the first time the University has won an event at Henley Royal Regatta.

Edinburgh Univ. 'A' beat Newcastle Univ.

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7am update: It's finals day at Henley Royal Regatta. Everything comes down to this! We've got another packed day of racing ahead. Join us here for live results and local reaction direct from the course, showcasing the best club, university and school crews the world has to offer on arguably one of the world's challenging stretches of rowing water. DIAMOND JUBILEE 11.30 Headington Sch. vs Gloucester R.C. - First race of the day and the junior women race in the quadruple sculls. Gloucester have won this event for the last few years, against Headington School from Oxford, the strongest schoolgirl programme at the moment, producing some formidable fours and eights.


Headington are not allowing to take anymore as they move through at the Barrier and push their bow up to level. This will be head to head racing all the way.

As they come past Women's Henley enclosures , which they will have known from racing two weeks ago, Headington make another push to move slightly ahead, but Gloucester ract and pull level at Fawley. Headington are rating slightly lower.

The third time the lead has changed and both crews are showing their determination as they pass Upper Thames. Headington are down on Gloucester as they pass Remenham.

Coming into Enclosures the crowds start to raise their voices and Gloucester now have a decisive lead over Headington. Headington need to go now if they are to break the lead.

Gloucester maintain the lead as both crews race the rate as they come into Stewards. Gloucester are warned for their steering as Headington take the rate up and start the sprint for the line. Gloucester are fighting off every single attack, with Headington veering slightly into the middle of the track. The Gloucester crew answer every call and react to cross the line first.

An incredible race.

Gloucester R.C. beat Headington Sch.

BRITANNIA 11.40 RTHC Bayer Leverkusen, Germany vs Sport Imperial B.C. - The Germans move to almost a length up at the end of the Island, building on the raw power put down from the very first stroke. Imperial were nervous before the race and are up against a very big German crew.

The German crew look every bit the international crew that they are. At Fawley tje Germans have a two length lead with the Germans striking 35 and Imperial 36. Imperial are powering on but the Germans have a comfortable lead.

At Upper Thames the Germans lead by 3 and half lengths. Imperial put in a big push as the bowman looks round at Remenham but the distance looks insurmountable.

Imperial gain half a length on the lead as they come to the Enclosures with both crews really driving through to the finish line. Imperial have been rating 38 on the course. Do they have another gear?

At the Grandstands Bayer Leverkusen are striking 33 and through to the line have a very comfortable victory over Sport Imperial. Both crews are spent on the finish.

RTHC Bayer Leverkusen, Germany beat Sport Imperial B.C.

WYFOLD 11.50 Upper Thames R.C. 'A' vs Grasshopper-Club, Switzerland - Can Upper THames make this the second win in this event for the club, having won it two years ago and then disaster striking last year when they were disqualified for steering.

Upper Thames are down on the Swiss at the end of the Island where they are rating 40 still. Jake Davison has previously won in the Britannia cup and Upper Thames settle earlier to pull back the Swiss crews early lead.

Grasshopper are under pressure as they pass the Henley Women's enclosures and the Upper Thames crew start to power it down.

As they come through Fawley the Swiss maintain a lead of three quarters of a length. Upper Thames lift it as they hear their club yell support.

The Swiss crew react to the push and maintain the advantage at Remenham.

As they come to the Enclosures the Swiss crew maintain the length and push to clear water over Upper Thames. What will ahppen in the sprint?

Grasshopper take the rate up as they move through to Stewards and both crews are moving to 40 strokes per minute as the steering comes into play.

At the Grandstands the Swiss look round but they've done enough to take the win from Upper Thames.

Grasshopper-Club, Zurich, Switzerland beat Upper Thames R.C. 'A'

Justin Sutherland said, after the race: "it's very disappointing but Grasshopper are a very good crew and to be honest they deserved to win. All we can do is come back next year and try to do better.

"We've done really well to get to the final, there are lots of crews of a similar standard and we've shown we can punch above our weight. The boys actually looked like one of the best crews in the event.

"We did everything we set out to do but every stroke they were getting an inch more than us and you can't be upset at that."

GOBLETS 12.00 Braas & Steenman NED vs Demey & Jonville FRA - The French boat kicks a little side to side at the Island as the French strive to stay in touch with the Olympians in the Dutch boat.

The French are still in contact at the Barrier, but the Dutch have clear water as they pass Remenham Church. The bowman in the Dutch crew is 16 stone in comparison to the stroke man of the French pair who had been trialling for Lightweights.

At Fawley the French steering wobbles as they hit a wash. the Dutch crew use that to their advantage to two lengths clear water.

Coming through Upper Thames the Dutch pair have a comfortable lead and move the distance out to three lengths.

The Dutch have been training at altitude and have raced previously at Lucerne where they won the silver medal. They are not under pressure from the French despite the French crew taking their race to the line.

The Dutch use the last part of the race to possibly practice the Olympic sprint to the line, crossing the line first from the French.

Braas & Steenman NED beat Demey & Jonville FRA

TEMPLE 12.10 Oxford Brookes University 'A' vs Harvard Univ., USA - The Harvard Junior varsity crew are racing a very tough Oxford Brookes crew, who won the Head of the River earlier in the year.

At the Barrier Oxford Brookes take it out to half a length which is built on at Remenham Church where they are a length lead. As they come up to Fawley the Oxford Brookes crew have settled into a strong lead to ease out to two lengths clear water.

The harvard crew are really pushing but the Oxford Brookes crew, being stroked by the son of Richard Stanhope a well known Olympic rower and Steward, have dominated this race.

At the enclosures the Oxford Brookes crew build to the line, taking the rate up and taking the applause from the Grandstands. Leading by three and three quarter lengths they are striking 41 to maintain their lead. They are not letting up and take the line, whilst Harvard trail in.

Oxford Brookes University 'A' beat Harvard Univ., USA

PRINCESS ROYAL 12.20 A. Beenken GER vs L. I. Scheenaard NED - Lisa Scheenaard just missed out on Olympic qualification this year and lost to the Olympic champion in this event last year.

This is set to be a fair race between two very good scullers, but the Dutch sculler is the favourite. Both get away from the start cleanly where Scheenaard takes an early lead by half a length. She opens this gap up into a comfortable distance at Remenham Church.

Beenken puts in a push and doesn't let Scheenaard slip away as both scullers come to Fawley. Lisa maintains the lead of two lengths and then puts in a push in the middle of the race to open it to 3 lengths, rating 30.

A tough ask of the German to stay in touch as she seems a little tense and has not managed to make a dent in the Dutch scullers lead. Coming into the Enclosures and Scheenaard maintains her rate and her lead whilst the German sculler takes the rate up and drives for the line.

Lisa Scheenaard looks comfortable as she crosses the line.

L. I. Scheenaard NED beat A. Beenken GER

REMENHAM 12.30 Princeton T.C., USA vs Leander Club & Tees R.C. - A fantastic contest between two women's eights, with those who have trialled for the GB team against the US Women's eight who power it through to two lengths lead at Fawley.

A lot of anger in the Princeton crew who weren't seat raced for the US squad and therefore are out to a prove a point. American women have been unbeaten in the Olympics in the eight, probably because of title 9 and the equality of funding in American university sport.

It's a really important move that the Olympics are moving to 50/50 male/female events for the Tokyo games.

The American crew continue applying the power and into the enclosures have three lengths lead. Despite the gap they take the rate up and drive for the line, showing the strength of the crew.

Princeton T.C., USA beat Leander Club & Tees R.C.

PRINCE OF WALES 12.40 Schuylkill Navy H.P.C., USA vs Leander Club 'A' - Men's quads with a good start from Leander who have a good first stroke having had an issue with a blade earlier in the week. Leander are down to the American crew at the end of the Island by half a length.

The Americans push out to a length lead at Remenahm Chruch and the Leander crew will need to make a big push in the middle of the race.

At Upper Thames Leander challenge Schuylkill, being lifted by the calls from the crowd. They've taken the rate up and are getting back into the race. They start to find their feet as they carry on the challenge through Remenham.

Schuylkill are realising they are being challenged and the Leander crew are eating up the distance. The rate goes up as the Americans are put under real pressure with a half length lead. Both crews move again at Stewards and the crowds are really geting behind the crews with a massive roar.

Leander are fighting with about twenty strokes left. This is a race to the line this is going to be for the line. A valiant charge from Leander.

An brilliant finish from Leander but not enough as they lose to Schuylkill by 2ft. A consolation for the men who tried to get to Rio in the quad.

Schuylkill Navy H.P.C., USA vs Leander Club 'A'

Barney Stentiford, two in the Prince of Wales crew, said: "The other crew raced really well, they gave it their all. Obviously we wish it had gone the other way but congratulations to them."

Stroke Sam Mottram collapsed and was sick after the race. He had to be carried in to Leander by his crewmates.

LADIES PLATE 12.50 Leander Club vs A.S.R. Nereus, Holland - Several of the Dutch crew have previously won the Temple and have been moved up to the Ladies'. Quality eights and great rivallry from Britain and the Netherlands.

The stroke man seems to loose contact wih his blade and there is a small amount of steering from the Nereus crew but they recover well to lead by half a length at the barrier and a length at Remenham Church.

Nereus are warned again for their steering as they come up to Fawley and Leander move a little to the middle being pressured by the move. They finally move and the Dutch crew had to make a big move to get back to their lane. The Umpire in this race is the one who DQ'd Sydney earlier in the week.

Leander need to hang in as Nereus have front loaded the race. This is a psychological as well as a physical battle.

At Remenham Leander have overlap and this will be another race to the line. Nereus cannot be complacent and the noise from the crowds will lift Leander. Leander step on the pace and Nereus respond but are warned for steering.

Leander take it up again as they start to pass Stewards, and are clawing it back stroke for stroke. Nereus have the advantgate. 10 strokes and Nereus are nodding. This will be a photo finish.

The red flag is raised by the Umpire after the distance is asked for - it was 3ft. Then he uses the radio. The coaches do not look happy. The Nereus crew still believe they have won as Leander raise an objection. The Dutch swimmers are out but a decision is still unknown.

The Umpire wishes to talk to the Chairman of the Regatta. This could be a re-row as the Dutch were deemed to have interferred with the Leander crew. Given the closeness of the verdict this is an interesting dilemma.

The Umpire had his flag up for 1 minute and two seconds.


DIAMONDS 1.00 H. Obreno BEL vs A. M. O. Drysdale NZL - The holder of the title is up against the Belgian sculler who qualified for the Olympics four weeks ago. Obreno is giving away two stone to Mahe Drysdale, and Hans Obreno takes half a length lead from Mahe at the Barrier.

Obreno continues to pressure Drysdale at Fawley, with both scullers playing for the title. Obreno is under-rating Drysdale. A great first half from the Belgian who has a lead over Drysdale.

Obreno rates 32 at Fawley, wearing a University of Gent all in one. Mahe puts down a power sprint taking the rate up to 36 at Remenham, The Belgian National champion matches him and is really challenging the Olympic champion. Obreno is still in it. Mahe Drysdale has to take it up again at the Enclosures.

Can he raise the rate and sprint to the line? Obreno has gone up and both scullers are not cracking - they are really going for the line. Obreno is moving on and it's the upset of the year as Mahe Drysdale breaks. Obreno is making this his race. Obreno eases off as he crosses the line and an unbelievable verdict from this amazing Belgian. As a compatriot I am very proud of this man and his very smooth sculling ability.

H. Obreno BEL beat A. M. O. Drysdale NZL

2.30 Still no conclusion regarding the Umpire's decision on the Ladies' Plate.

STEWARDS' 2.30 Hollandia Rc., Holland vs Wiener 'LIA' & Villach, Austria - The start of the afternoon's racing on finals day of Henley Royal Regatta 2016. Coxless fours with the crews level at the end of the Island and the Austrians moving up to half a length lead at the Barrier. The Dutch seem to find a greater pace as they come through to Remenham Church and move back and through to take a lengths lead.

At Fawley the tidyness of the Dutch crew is telling as the Austrians are rating 37 but not gaining on the length lead of the Dutch boat. The Austrians are close to the boom and touch the booms at Upper Thames on the Bucks station. They loose their rhythm. Once you're too close to the boom you have issues with the rudder so credit to them for getting back into their race.

The Dutch have a sense of what's going on and in the mid section they are holding the boat speed and are racing in their own bubble.

Coming into the enclosures the Duch lead whilst the Austrians put in a push but don't make up the distance. In front of the Grandstands the Dutch crew take the applause. They have made easy work of this despite the sprint from the Austrians.

Hollandia Rc., Holland beat Wiener 'LIA' & Villach, Austria

QUEEN MOTHER 2.40 Leander Club vs California R.C., USA - The final of the men's quads and a slight delay as they straighten up. This is the second men's quad race. At the end of the Island the crews are neck and neck despite a veer from Leander. Both crews are rating the same.

Leander use a technique push and take a half length lead at the Barrier. At Remenham Church that builds to a length lead with California not quite as smooth. The weight difference between the boats could now be telling.

Coming through to Fawley Leander lead by a length which they push to a length and half. Leander strike 36 to Californias 37. At Upper Thames the Americans put in a push and close the lead to a length.

Leander pick it up again at Remenham sensing the challenge as the Americans close the gap to half a length.

The Californian's have put in a very good mid section but is it enough to give them the base for a sprint finsih. At Enclosures they surge again to gain clear water. This is another race to the finish and the Leander crew can't let up.

Leander liven it up and raise their game in front of Stewards as Leander take the applause in the last twenty strokes.

Leander Club beat California R.C., USA

Andy Joel, in his second season rowing at Leander and who won the Prince of Wales last year, stated: "I'm really over the moon - it's almost like a fairy tale, a dream come true.

We came into this event really wanting to step up and challenge ourselves, but didnt initally expect to win.

However as we progressed through the regatta we started to believe that we could do it.

We dominated the first two rounds, which we didn't expect. Going into the final we knew the opposition were fast and would go hard out of the start but we were determined not to let them get too far ahead.

The race went completely to plan. Everyone did their job and I'm really proud of how we did.
PRINCESS ELIZABETH 2.50 St. Paul's Sch.vs Eton Coll. - Junior men's eights. It means a lot to these boys and can set them on a particular path for the rest of their life.

Both eights are set up as tandem, with Sarah Winckless umpiring the race, who became the first woman to Umpire a race at Henley Royal Regatta in it's long history.

St Paul's struggling a little out of the endof the Island as Eton pull out to three quarters of a length lead. At the Barrier they are nearly a length clear but St Paul's do well to stay in contact. Eton are warned for their steering as they pass Henley Women's enclosures.

A very competitive race as St Paul's continue to maintain contact. St Paul's are being dragged into Eton and the middle of the course. Eton using the rate to get away and move to a length clear at Fawley.

Eton are a stone a man heavier than St Paul's, stretching to a length and a half clear. Eton seem to have a better mid-race boat speed. Eton is showing why it has won several national races earlier on in the season.

Eton look composed as they come into the Enclosures, with steering coming into play but not affecting the distance. St Paul's at 38 are fighting their way into it but are not making headway into the Eton advantage. The 2014 winners look like they will be the 2016 winners.

Victory for Eton over St Paul's as the cox jumps to his feet on the finish line.

The result of the Ladies plate has been announced. Nereus have been disqualified. Unsportsman like conduct - rule 41 N and note to competitors: no coaching from the Umpires launch. The coach was indicating that the crew should move over behind the Umpire.

Adam Neill, part of the Leander eight in the Ladies' plate said: "Waiting for a decision on the result was among the hardest couple of hours of my life. It's been very emotional as we trained all year for this race and wanted to know what was happening as soon as possible.

It's not exactly how you want to win a race but the rules are the rules and I'm glad we won.

Well done to Nereus for a great season and obviously well done to my team mates."

DOUBLE SCULLS 3.00 Middleton & Beaumont GBR vs Fistravec & Fridman SLO/ISR - Slovenia have some very bad steering off of the start getting into the buoys and then verring back into the middle of the course where the GBR crew are warned because they are also heading towards the middle.

The Leander crew begin to walk away as they move through Remenham, leading by a length. Leander have won this event 11 times, with Nick Middleton being the deputy captain of Leander this year.

At Fawley Leander have two and a half lengths and are sculling strong and smoothly. These two are names to look out for in the future.

At Remenham the Slovenian composite puts in a push but is not denting the advantage that Leander have. Leander keep inching out and are pushing their opponents away.

As they come through Enclosures Leander soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the applause, given they have dominated this race.

Middleton & Beaumont GBR beat Fistravec & Fridman SLO/ISR

Jack Beaumont, who was bow in the British double, said after the race: "I feel fantastic. There aren't many better feelings than winning at Henley when you've grown up and lived your whole life in the area.

I've been coming here since I was a kid because my dad was rowing for Leander Club and it's pretty cool to keep coming back and doing the club proud.

It's also amazing to come off the water and find the Queen Mother and Ladies'Plate crew have won as well."


THAMES 3.10 N.S.R. Oslo, Norway vs Molesey B.C. 'A' - The Norewegians are growling on the start. An interesting match ahead between these crews. Molesey go out hard to put pressure ont he Norwegians. At the end of the Island Molesey have half a length advantage. They move to a length up at the Barrier and are setting a ferocious pace.

The Norwegians continue the fight, but at Henley Women's enclosures the Molesey crew maintain the advantage with a length clear water.

At Fawley Molesey push to dominate the middle of the race. They will be lifted by shouts from club mates as they come past the Remenham Club. Oslo are finding it hard work to amke a dent on the Molesey crew and so far the British club crew are showing why they went into this event as the favourites.

Molesey look to have this race in the bag barring any misfortunes, in front of Stewards. A comfortable win for Molesey in the Tames Challenge cup as they cross the line.



VISITORS' 3.20 Thames R.C. vs Univ. of California, Berkeley, USA - Men's coxless fours with the steering foot at different positions in the boats.

There hasn't been much between these two boats through out the regatta. As they come through Remenham Church the American crew has a slight advantage.

California are racing with a good rhythm and move to a length lead at Fawley. Both crews are steering a good course. As they pass Upper Thames, Thames put in a push and are possibly hearing the shouts from the Remenham Club. Thames are still in contact but California are able to react the push,

California need to keep composed as Thames take it up into the Enclosures.

California are warned for their steering as they pass Stewards Enclosure and theAmericans are getting a little ragged - they need to stay in the rhythm as Thames put them under pressure. Thames are mounting a real challenge. In the last twenty strokes they have been given a fright and they crack as the blade work falls apart and the steering veers. The Americans hit the boom and almost fall in as the crew comes to a complete standstill. Thames cross the line first as the Americans float over.

Another unusual finish drama.

Thames R.C. beat Univ. of California, Berkeley, USA

GRAND 3.30 Nautilus R.C. vs Hollandia Rc., Holland - The blue ribband event of the regatta with the U23 devlopment team against the Dutch Olympic eight. The Dutch don't get out as strongly as the British crew. At the end of the Island the boats are neck and neck but into the Barrier the dutch gain an advantage of a quarter of a length.

The Dutch show their class and have a strong rhythm though they are warned by the Umpire for their steering. They fight to get clear water on Nautilus in the middle of the course

Nautilus have not let the Dutch slip as they come into the Enclosures. The British crew put in a push to keepo the overlap and put the Dutch under pressure. In front of the crowds the Dutch put in a push and are being made to work for this win by Nautilus.

Nautilus are giving it a go in front of the Grandstands taking it to the line, but the Dutch win.

Nautilus R.C. beat Hollandia Rc., Holland

PRINCESS GRACE 3.40 Reading R.C. & Leander Club vs Warszawa & Grudziadz, Poland - The final of the Women's quads and the Leander crew are fast out of the blocks, pushing through to a lengths lead at Remenham Church. The Polish crew look like they struggle a little with the wash and are veering up the course in front Henley Women's enclosures.

The Polish crew had been given a fright early on in the rounds and are not letting the Leander girls get away as they push through the head wind. The Poles have the better middle thrid. As they pass Upper Thames the Poles get back in contention and the British girls will have to respond.

Coming into Enclosures the Poles out in another push and take half a length on the British crew. A classic Henley last 500m with everything to race for. The rate goes up in the British composite and try to make decisive move. The Poles aren't able to respond and hold off the attack. They control the finish sprint and move to clear water over the Polish internationals. A win for the Leander composite despite the fight back from the Polish crew.

Reading R.C. & Leander Club vs Warszawa & Grudziadz, Poland

Jess Leyden (Leander) from the winning Leander/Reading composite boat said after the race: "I'm really pleased - it's a great start to our Plympic cycle next year.

We're going to keep just as strong and just as tough but they were tough competitors. There's a great mood out here on the pontoon - they're really great girls."

FAWLEY 3.50 Claires Court Sch. vs The Windsor Boys' Sch. - A local Maidenhead / Windosr derby between two school boy quads. A tough 7 minutes for these boys. Quality sculling from both crews as they come along the Island.

At the Barrier the crews are neck and neck with the boats surging in unison. A very mature performance from both crews, stroke for stroke.

Previously won by Sir William Borlase school previously, Claires Court are aiming to make this the thrid major winin a row. Claires Court have a slight advantage by about 2fft on the Berkshire station, at Fawley but then Windsor boys push through at Upper Thames. The lead swaps as they trade the lead within 10 strokes.

At the Remenham Club the crowds are yelling and Claires Court gain an advantage again.

Hitting the wall of sound at Enclosures both crews increase the rate. Claires Court push through to a length lead. Can Windsor boys respond? Claires Court seize the initiaitive at the Grandstand and push through to the line. Both crews lift again in the last 30 strokes of the race and Claires Court hold on to the length distance they gained. Gladitorial racing at its best.

Claires Court Sch. beat The Windsor Boys' Sch

PRINCE ALBERT 4.00 Newcastle Univ. vs Edinburgh Univ. 'A' - The last race of the day and a classy start from both crews. Edinburgh get into a good rhythm but Newcastle have the advantage at the end of the Island. At the Barrier they are half a length up.

Newcastle are having an efficent row through the first third of the race and maintain the advantage at Fawley, but only by half a length. Edinburgh are back into the race however with a big push as they move level at Upper Thames.

The Edinburgh boat will not give this race away and at Remenham Club the crews are level. In front of the Enclosures it will be who can hold their nerve with Newcastle still having an advantage but it being feet.

Edinburgh move into the lead as they come through to Stewards. Newcastle take the rate up and start the drive for the line. Edinburgh are fighting through as Newcastle has been surprised. Edinburgh sretch to a lead advantage to the final roar of the regatta. Edinburgh win, the first time the University has won an event at Henley Royal Regatta.

Edinburgh Univ. 'A' beat Newcastle Univ.

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