Henley Royal Regatta to be televised by BT Sport

Record entries at the 177 year old event

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It is that time of year again when one of the most famous regattas gets underway with crews racing along the 1 mile 550 yard course upstream along the River Thames in Henley-on-Thames.

After the huge success of streaming the event live last year on the Regatta’s YouTube channel, Henley Royal Regatta (HRR) has secured a new partnership with BT Sport.

BT Sport will be televising the event from 1pm on the first three days (from Wednesday, 29 June to Friday, 1 July), with the full day’s racing shown live on Saturday 2, July and Sunday 3, July showcasing our incredible sport to an even wider audience.

Catch up with all of the Henley Royal highlights on their YouTube channel

Henley Highlights

With 629 crew entries from a record 27 nations there will certainly be lots to keep spectators on the river bank and at home entertained. There is strong representation of crews from across the UK as well as from countries around the world, it truly is a global regatta.

This year, the Temple Challenge Cup (Men’s Student Eight) has the biggest number of entries of 73 crews to contest for the title of Henley winner, whilst The Wyfold Challenge Cup (Men’s Club Coxless Four) has seen the second largest entry with 62 crews.

HRR provides the opportunity for club rowers to face members of the GB Rowing Team. Although many of the team are away on training camp before heading out to Rio, there are still a number of athletes competing. Jess Leyden will take on crews racing in the Princess Grace Challenge Cup (Women’s Quad), Tina Stiller in the Princess Royal Challenge Cup (Women’s Single) and racing in The Double Sculls Challenging Cup are Jack Beaumont and Nick Middleton.

An extra special treat at this year’s regatta will be on the Thursday where the British Paralympic Association will announce the rowing team who will be representing Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

Best of luck to all crews competing. To those watching make sure you don’t miss out on all the live action from BT Sport and the YouTube channel.

For more information about the event and for up-to-date results then head to the HRR website.

Events explained:

For those new to the Henley Royal Regatta experience, find out the crew types behind the event names below:

Open Events - Men

Event Name Crew type
The Grand Challenge Cup Men’s Eight (M8+)
The Stewards’ Challenge Cup Men’s Coxless Four (M4-)
The Queen Mother Challenge Cup Men’s Quad (M4x)
The Silver Goblets & Nickalls’ Challenge Cup Men’s Pair (M2-)
The Double Sculls Challenge Cup Men’s Double (M2x)
The Diamond Challenge Sculls Men’s Single (M1x)
Event Name:
The Grand Challenge Cup
Crew type:
Men’s Eight (M8+)
Event Name:
The Stewards’ Challenge Cup
Crew type:
Men’s Coxless Four (M4-)
Event Name:
The Queen Mother Challenge Cup
Crew type:
Men’s Quad (M4x)
Event Name:
The Silver Goblets & Nickalls’ Challenge Cup
Crew type:
Men’s Pair (M2-)
Event Name:
The Double Sculls Challenge Cup
Crew type:
Men’s Double (M2x)
Event Name:
The Diamond Challenge Sculls
Crew type:
Men’s Single (M1x)

Open Events - Women

Event Name Crew type
The Remenham Challenge Cup Women’s Eight (W8+)
The Princess Grace Challenge Cup Women’s Quad (W4x)
The Princess Royal Challenge Cup Women’s Single (W1x)
Event Name:
The Remenham Challenge Cup
Crew type:
Women’s Eight (W8+)
Event Name:
The Princess Grace Challenge Cup
Crew type:
Women’s Quad (W4x)
Event Name:
The Princess Royal Challenge Cup
Crew type:
Women’s Single (W1x)

Intermediate Events - Men

Event Name Crew type
The Ladies’ Challenge Plate Men’s Eight (M8+)
The Visitors’ Challenge Cup Men’s Coxless Four (M4-)
The Prince of Wales Challenge Cup Men’s Quad (M4x)
Event Name:
The Ladies’ Challenge Plate
Crew type:
Men’s Eight (M8+)
Event Name:
The Visitors’ Challenge Cup
Crew type:
Men’s Coxless Four (M4-)
Event Name:
The Prince of Wales Challenge Cup
Crew type:
Men’s Quad (M4x)

Student Events - Men

Event Name Crew type
The Temple Challenge Cup Men’s Eight (M8+)
The Prince Albert Challenge Cup Men’s Coxed Four (M4+)
Event Name:
The Temple Challenge Cup
Crew type:
Men’s Eight (M8+)
Event Name:
The Prince Albert Challenge Cup
Crew type:
Men’s Coxed Four (M4+)

Club Events - Men

Event Name Crew type
The Thames Challenge Cup Men’s Eight (M8+)
The Wyfold Challenge Cup Men’s Coxless Four (M4-)
The Britannia Challenge Cup Men’s Coxed Four (M4+)
Event Name:
The Thames Challenge Cup
Crew type:
Men’s Eight (M8+)
Event Name:
The Wyfold Challenge Cup
Crew type:
Men’s Coxless Four (M4-)
Event Name:
The Britannia Challenge Cup
Crew type:
Men’s Coxed Four (M4+)

Junior Events - Women

Event Name Crew type
The Diamond Challenge Jubilee Cup Junior Women’s Single (JW1x)
Event Name:
The Diamond Challenge Jubilee Cup
Crew type:
Junior Women’s Single (JW1x)

Junior Events - Men

Event Name Crew type
The Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup Junior Men’s Eight (JM8+)
The Fawley Challenge Cup Junior Men’s Quad (JM4x)
Event Name:
The Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup
Crew type:
Junior Men’s Eight (JM8+)
Event Name:
The Fawley Challenge Cup
Crew type:
Junior Men’s Quad (JM4x)

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