Henley Royal Regatta is delighted to announce the election of three new Stewards; Alison Faiers, Sarah Cook and Luke Dillon.
Alison Faiers is a British Rowing Multi-lane Umpire and has volunteered at the Regatta for many years. Sarah Cook is an Australian rower and former World Champion. Sarah has been contributing to the Commentary team at the Regatta for over five years. Luke Dillon rowed at Henley Royal Regatta in six different crews from 2005 to 2011 and became an assistant to the Regatta’s Chairman in 2016. Throughout recent years, each has been heavily involved in the Regatta.
Sir Steve Redgrave, Chairman of the Regatta’s Committee of Management, said: “We’re delighted to have Alison, Luke and Sarah in their new posts. They’ve all played integral roles at the Regatta in recent years. The Stewards are a tribute to the long-standing history of the Regatta; we look forward to seeing them all in their new roles at next year’s event.”
Henley Royal Regatta has also announced a new Rule and amendments to the event’s current regulations. The Rule has been introduced to ensure the highest level of sportsmanship at next year’s Regatta.
The new General Rule under Unsporting Conduct states:
(a) “The Committee shall have the power in response to acts of unsporting conduct to impose the penalties in Rule 38, and in addition the exclusion of competitors, crews or a club from an event or from all events at the Regatta.”
(b) “Unsporting conduct means behaviour deemed by the Committee and/or race officials to be unsporting and/or likely to cause offence which is displayed before, during or after a race by competitors, crews, coaches, club members or supporters.”
Henley Royal Regatta takes place between 3rd – 7th July, tickets go on general sale 1st April 2019.