Henley Fours & Eights Head 2023

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Henley Fours & Eights is scheduled to take place on Saturday 11th February 2023.

We will, once again, be running over a course of approximately 3,000 metres upstream from the bottom of Greenlands to the Royal Regatta finish. Our focus for this event is sweep oar rowing, however sculling opportunities are included for the J14's.

This year on a TRIAL BASIS there will be a limited number of places for Quads (J16 and above), This is to enable a small number of competitors who do not sweep to enter, please see the poster for more details.

We look forward to having you racing with us.

Information will appear here in due course. We usually open one month before our event.

Documents will appear here in timely manner:

  • Invitation to Enter (Event poster)

  • Instructions to competitors and Course & Marshaling Map - please do read these at a minimum

  • Safety Instructions and Race Risk Assessment and CV-19 Risk Assessment

  • Welfare Statement and Welfare Plan

  • Emergency Plan

  • Start Order - PLEASE CAR SHARE assuming Covid-19 regulations permit, With a large entry, and limited space, we need to minimise vehicles on site

  • Boating times, please keep raft area clear! - adhere to these times and it will help your day to run smoothly :).

  • Results - see results page for links to live times

  • Photographs -

    • we are pleased to have AllMarkOne Photography at our event. Images will uploaded to allmarkstore.co.uk after the event.

    • Also Al Craigie, please see alcraigiephotographer on facebook

Do have a look and support our valued sports photographers

We hope to publish "live times" via the website during the day (so do bring your smart phone...). I would stress that these are PROVISIONAL and subject to correction and handicapping may not yet have been done.

Final results will, as ever, be posted following the conclusion of racing.


We strongly encourage competitors and spectators to Car Share - assuming CV-19 rules allow this.

There will be a £5/charge for parking (Towing vehicles, Coaches/Minibuses exempted). The aim of this charge is to reduce the numbers of vehicles on site. Excessive numbers of vehicles I'm afraid cause us issues in terms of space, managing ground conditions and subsequent repair costs. (There will be an entrance and separate exit to facilitate drop offs, please follow the normal circulation entering through the gate behind Leander Club.)


Please be aware that we only have access to regatta land on the day of our event. Gates open at 7:30 am. Please do NOT arrive before this.

This also applies to Leander's Car park which is the property of HRR.

We are grateful for the support of the Stewards of Henley Royal Regatta and ask for your cooperation to help us maintain this.


Please also note that visitors to/competitors at our event are not permitted to erect any gazebos or little tents on HRR land. Neither should any private BBQs be lit on site. (We do have a refreshment tent.)


Coaches and cyclists please be considerate of all other towpath users. No cycling in the enclosures and be aware that much of our towpath is fenced and narrow.