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Steeped in History

About Henley Royal Regatta


Steeped in History

HIGHLIGHT OF THE BRITISH SUMMER

ESTABLISHED AS A SINGLE AFTERNOON RACE IN 1839, HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA HAS BECOME INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED AS THE LARGEST RACING REGATTA IN THE WORLD.

Held on the 27th weekend each year, it is now an established event in the English social season. It has a rich history and if you’d like to learn more, please click here.

ABOUT TEMPLE ISLAND MEADOWS DURING HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA

Temple Island Meadows is situated on the Berkshire bank of the River Thames (the racing side) and covers approximately half of the Henley Royal Regatta course, including the Start of the racing.

“Voted one of Britain’s best sporting picnic spots!”

During Henley Royal Regatta, The Copas Partnership offers an extensive range of facilities at Temple Island Meadows including Hospitality enclosures, Bar and Refreshment facilities, Car Parking, Trade Stands, Boat Moorings, and much more.

In 2010 Henley Royal Regatta featured in the film; The Social Network. The clip below is taken from the film, with great views of the course it gives you an idea of what the event is like.

In 2015 the Henley Royal Regatta was televised for the first time, see footage here!

  • THE FIRST REGATTA WAS HELD AND HELD EVERY YEAR EXCEPT DURING THE TWO WORLD WAS

  • THE FIRST REGATTA WAS 1 DAY BUT IN 1840 BECAME A 2 DAY EVENT

  • REGATTA MANAGED BY A BODY OF SELF-SELECTING BODY OF STEWARDS. CURRENTLY THERE ARE 60.

  • THE REGATTA BECAME A 3 DAY EVENT AFTER SUCH INTEREST

  • THE REGATTA BECAME A 4 DAY EVENT

  • QUALIFYING RACES BEGAN TO BE HELD IN THE DAYS PRE THE REGATTA TO ACCOMMODATE SUCH LARGE ENTRIES

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  • THE REGATTA BECAME A 5 DAY EVENT

  • FIRST YEAR THAT WOMEN COMPETED OVER THE FULL REGATTA COURSE

  • THE REGATTA INTRODUCED AN OPEN EVENT FOR WOMEN’S EIGHTS

  • NEW EVENTS FOR WOMEN’S AND MEN’S QUADRUPLE SKULLS

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