Sad news of the death of Hart Perry

British Rowing has learned with sadness of the death of Hart Perry of the United States, a great friend of British Rowing.

Hart Perry was a long-serving Steward of Henley Royal Regatta and his contribution to both grassroots and international rowing spans five decades.  Just two weeks ago Hart attended the annual World Rowing Awards gala dinner at the River and Rowing Museum in Henley where he received the 2010 World Rowing Award for Distinguished Service to International Rowing.

The Chairman of British Rowing, Di Ellis CBE, today expressed her sadness at hearing the news, “On behalf of British Rowing, I would like to send my sincere condolences to Hart’s wife Gill and to all his family, he was a true friend to British Rowing and will be sadly missed by all his friends here.”

Hart Perry served FISA, the international governing body of rowing, as an umpire for nearly thirty years and as a member of FISA’s Youth Commission.

There will be further information in due course from

Without our members, we wouldn't be able to provide the guidance, support and emergency funding that we have been able to during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please consider continuing to support our sport by renewing or purchasing your British Rowing membership today.

Renew Today

Support your Sport

Buy replica kit today

Show your support for the GB Rowing Team with our range of Mizuno GB Rowing Replica Kit

Shop Now