The Henley Royal Regatta, that festival of rowing as English as pink gin, has begun once again.
The Henley Royal Regatta, that festival of rowing as English as pink gin, has begun once again. Rowing teams from all over the world have congregated around that small stretch of water along the Thames waterway that constitutes Henley.
The Henley Regatta portrays the feeling that time has stood still somewhere between the reigns of Queen Victoria and King Edward the Seventh. It's world preserved in aspic.
But still the feeling for Royal Henley persists. The feeling that has persisted every year since 1839 along that famous reach of the River Thames.
Although it's not, strictly speaking, an international course, Henley continues to attract crews from all over the world. There is something about Henley that still attracts the finest oarsmen in the world.
This film report of the Henley Regatta was shot by a crew from the British Broadcasting Corporation and includes interviews with an American rowing coach and a member of his team.