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Henley Royal Regatta 2021

29 June to 04 July

Henley Royal Regatta 2021

About Henley Royal Regatta 2021

Henley Royal Regatta (or Henley Regatta, its original name pre-dating Royal patronage) was established in March 1839. It is undoubtedly one of the best-known regattas in the world; and a highlight of both the summer sporting calendar and the English social season.

The Regatta attracts thousands of visitors over five days. Spectators are thrilled by over 200 races of an international standard which can include Olympic rowers, as well as crews new to the event.

In addition to watching the racing, visitors can take in the ambience of the enclosures, enjoying the array of restaurants, bars and shops available, as well as the charming views of Henley and the River Thames.

As a result of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee of Management of Henley Royal Regatta has reluctantly concluded that the 2021 Regatta cannot now be held from 29 June to 4 July at Henley-on-Thames as originally planned.

However, the Committee has decided against outright cancellation at this stage, and is instead exploring the potential to stage the Regatta in Henley from Tuesday 10 August to Sunday 15 August should conditions allow, or if not, a Regatta at Dorney Lake at dates in August to be determined.


In previous years, the Henley Royal Regatta itinerary has been as follows:

Wednesday - Heats
First Race: 08.30 am
Last Race: 7.20 pm
Approximate Number of Races: 88

Thursday -  Heats
First Race: 08.30 am
Last Race: 7.25 pm
Approximate Number of Races: 80

Friday - Quarter-finals
First Race: 08.30 am
Last Race: 7.20 pm
Approximate Number of Races: 67

Saturday - Semi-finals
First Race: 10.00 am
Last Race: 7.00 pm
Approximate Number of Races: 44

Sunday - Finals
First Race: 11.30 am
Last Race: 4.30 pm
Approximate Number of Races: 23

We will bring you the Henley Royal Regatta 2021 itinerary when it is published.


29 June
04 July
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Henley-on-Thames Town Centre
Market Place, RG9 2AQ
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 2AQ
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