Henley Royal Regatta – Cancelled
“With much sadness and regret, the Committee of Management of Henley Royal Regatta has agreed that the 2020 Regatta must be cancelled. We have also ruled out the possibility of staging the Regatta at a future date this year. It has weighed heavily on the Committee of Management that in its 181 year history, the Regatta has only previously been cancelled during the World Wars. Also that so many athletes and coaches have worked so hard for an entire season in order to give themselves the chance to race at Henley. Nonetheless, we are agreed that this is the right decision for our staff, members, volunteers, competitors, spectators, partners and Stewards.” (Taken from https://www.hrr.co.uk/2020-regatta-cancellation-statement-coronavirus-covid-19. Read full statement here.)
As a result of the cancellation of Henley Royal Regatta, the following events are cancelled:
- Friday 3 July 2020, OA Club’s strawberries and Pimm’s event at the FASBC tent in Henley Cricket Club car park during the afternoon tea break (usually between 4pm and 5pm).
- Saturday 4 July 2020, OA Club Chairman’s, Ken Welby (1984), drinks at L54 in Lion Meadow during the afternoon tea interval.
We very much hope that normal service will resume in 2021, and look forward to seeing many rowing blazers then.