Changes to Henley Women’s Regatta

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Henley Women’s Regatta continues to grow from strength to strength after another record entry in 2015 which saw an increase from 374 in 2014 to 427 entries in 2015.  The overseas entry was the highest recorded and British entries show a steady increase, especially Junior which has almost doubled in six years.  This overall growth means that the current regatta format is reaching capacity.  As a result the Committee has been reviewing the events offered and race programme to facilitate further growth whilst maintaining the key objective of promoting women’s rowing at the highest level.  A number of possible amendments have been considered and those agreed for next year are outlined below.

The 2016 regatta will be held over 3 days with an increase in the race programme on Friday.  The ‘points’ levels for events will remain unchanged for 2016, however the Personal Ranking Index from Heads in 2015/2016 may be used in conjunction with current points to decide the appropriate event for a crew

Specific changes for 2016 are:-

  • J4 + change to 4-
  • J16 events where the entry is greater than 8, the first round will be raced as a processional race on Friday 17th June no earlier than 6pm

Entries close at Midnight on TUESDAY 31st MAY 2016

For further details please go to http://www.hwr.org.uk/

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