Oversubscribed Masters Regatta Welcomes Back International Crews

The 2022 Henley Masters Regatta will be held this week on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 July.

Entries have been oversubscribed and the regatta benefits from the welcome return of many international crews, after the impacts of Covid on the previous two years.

This year’s regatta boasts 1200 competitors from 108 clubs with 360 accepted crew entries. Both the number of competitors and accepted crew entries are greater than last year and are plenty enough to offer two full days of racing.

In addition, (for the avid statisticians), the 2022 entry includes 145 different rowing clubs from 11 countries, with competitor’s ages ranging from 27 to 83 years: including 76 over 70 years and 11 aged over 80 years.

Whilst most of the clubs represented are from the UK, (108 UK clubs), there are 12 clubs from the USA, 7 from France, 5 from Ireland, 4 from Australia, 3 from Germany, 2 from Austria, and 1 from New Zealand, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland.

This enlarged and diverse entry represents an excellent array of rowing and sculling experience and promises to deliver two days of enjoyable competitive racing from the “Masters’ “of the sport competing to win a “medal in the now world-famous purple boxes”.

Racing takes place over a 1000-metre course starting just above Temple Island and finishing at Upper Thames Rowing Club. There are races every 4 minutes starting at 9am on both days with crews progressing through their events to the finals on Saturday afternoon. The Mayor of Henley and other Rowing dignitaries will be presenting prizes on Saturday afternoon.

Supporters, spectators, and members of the public are most welcome to come along and enjoy the racing from the riverbank.

 

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