Henley Royal Regatta 2016

The Henley Royal Regatta is held annually and attracts thousands of competitors and spectators from around the world. Established in 1839, it’s renowned both as a great sporting occasion and as a social event. Held over a 5-day period the dates to add to your diary are 29th June – 3rd July.

The Henley Royal Regatta is undeniably a fun day for all and perfect to attend with family, friends, partners or colleagues.

Over 200 races are held with some Olympian participants. Although the rowing is the main attraction visitors can absorb the joyful atmosphere whilst enjoying the enclosed facilities.

This popular event is a sell out so book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

The length of the course is 1 mile and takes approximately seven minutes to cover.

Important Dates: 

Qualifying Races
Friday 24th June 2016

Saturday 25th June 2016 – 3.00 pm

Preliminary Heats
Wednesday 29th June 2016
Thursday 30th June 2016

Heats & Quarter-finals
Thursday 30th June 2016
Friday 1st July 2016

Saturday 2nd July 2016

Sunday 3rd July 2016

Henley Regatta Dress Code

Dress Code

The Henley Regatta abides by a very strict dress code which you are expected to meet.

It’s a special event and dressing appropriately for the occasion is a key element of the experience. Guests have the following dress code to follow for the Stewards’ Enclosure or that of Fawley Meadows.

Dresses and skirts must be of modest length. Hemlines above the knee, high splits, culottes and shorts are all forbidden. If trousers are worn they must be full length.

Gentlemen are expected to wear lounge suits, jackets or blazers with flannels, and a collared shirt. A tie or cravat is preferable but not compulsory.

Jeans, shorts, denim or trainers are not acceptable.


The Regatta Enclosure

The Regatta Enclosure is open to the general public and located downstream from the Stewards’ Enclosure. Although there is no dress code for this enclosure many who attend do enter into the spirit wearing club blazers and other rowing attire.

Limited Edition Bertie Bear

Bertie Bear Henley Regatta

If you’re looking for a souvenir or perhaps seeking a new addition for your collection, then meet limited edition Bertie bear. He is named after Bertram Bushnall, the British Olympic rower who won gold with Dickie Burnell at the 1948 Olympics held in Henley-on-Thames. Bertie is handmade from soft golden mohair, presented in a luxury gift box – and in case you’re wondering the boater hat is included!

If you’re attending the Henley Royal Regatta this year we wish you a wonderful day.

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