• Short Summary

    The 131st Henley Royal Regatta opened today (July 1) having attracted some of the world's best oarsmen.

  • Description

    The 131st Henley Royal Regatta opened today (July 1) having attracted some of the world's best oarsmen. But this top boating event is just as famous for its river bank social scene. Fashionable women are as much an attraction as the actual races.

    Reportedly it was quieter Regatta Opening Day than in past years, but nevertheless the distinct English atmosphere was much in evidence. So too was the England weather--varying between bright bursts of sunshine and dull, coll interludes.

    Most women spectators, as always, had come to be seen just as much as to watch a day's water sport. Fashions varied between chic and bizarre.

    But the standard of cars manship was as high as ever with, in particular, two first-class victories by the Dutch Eight, Groninger Studenten Roeivereeniging Aegir over Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and University of Pennsylvania's Four over vesta Rowing Club.

    Henley Royal Regatta had begun with its usual flourish.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA261CYLX6NQ6UPEXHON4CMF9LT
    Media URN:
    VLVA261CYLX6NQ6UPEXHON4CMF9LT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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