Henley Royal Regatta 2019
Henley Royal Regatta is undoubtedly the best-known regatta in the world. It is a highlight of both the summer sporting calendar and the social season.
The Regatta attracts thousands of visitors over a five-day period. 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.
This years Regatta proved to be extra memorable for Doncaster Rowing Club as Andy Turnill rowing for Tyne Amateur Rowing Club qualified for the Thames Cup. Andy rowing in the 2 seat of the Tyne 'B' eight finished 6th fastest in qualifying seeing them through to racing in the Regatta.
Both Tyne 'A' and 'B' eights raced in Round 1 on Wednesday. The 'A' crew met one of the favorites Thames RC 'A' and lost in a close fight by half a length. Andy's boat had a very good race in Round 1 beating Curlew RC by two lengths. They went on to race German crew Munchener Ruderclub in Round 2 early evening on Thursday but lost by four lengths.
Watch his races here:
Well done Andy
Also competing in the Silver Goblets and Nickalls Challenge Cup the top event for men's pairs, representing Doncaster Rowing Club Harry Hogan (bow) and Hugo Elworthy (stroke) started their campaign on Thursday with a convincing win over Globe Rowing Club.
Their win was officially recorded as ‘easily’ but Harry and Hugo crossed the line a full 300 metres ahead of their Goblets pairs competition as Globe’s Maurice Coughlan and Jake Davidson paddled slowly home, looking uncomfortable.
The result earned Harry and Hugo a go against the Irish men’s pair in Heat 2 on Friday, the latter world lightweight champions in 2018 but now going heavyweight to seek a place at the Tokyo Olympics.
The Irish pair proved to be too fast for the Doncaster pair, winning by 2 1/4 lengths
Hugo is a Kiwi. He won a bronze medal for New Zealand at the 2014 Junior World Championships. He won another bronze medal at the 2016 U23 World Championship in the 4-. He represented New Zealand at the 2017 u23 World Championships in the 8+ and narrowly missed out on a place in the A final.
Harry won gold in the 2017 Home Countries International. He has previously rowed for Oxford Brookes University and Shiplake College and has achieved top results in numerous national multi-lane events at both junior and university level.
Watch their races here:
Just missing out on qualifying for the Thames Cup was the eight representing Doncaster Rowing Club.
The crew: Thomas Scales, Stephen Johnson, John Young, William Hall, Olly Hayward, Daniel Wilkinson, Harry Berkley
Charles Merton, cox: Nick Muir narrowly missed out on qualifying by only a couple of seconds.
Terrific effort lads. We have enjoyed your Henley journey this year.
Doncaster Rowing Club at Henley 2019 Gallery