Ready for Henley




With the start of July, the summer regattas row into full swing as the most recognized regatta in the world starts tomorrow, the Henley Royal Regatta in Henley-on-the-Thames, UK. Henley-on-Thames is known as a tourist haven nestled in green pastures and quaint architecture between the River Thames and the wooded Chiltern Hills. Novices and Olympians alike compete in more than 200 races in five days on the Thames, July 1 through July 5. Part of the social season, the international competitors draw thousands of spectators as they have for over 175 years. Would be experts can catch up on the history of all those exhilarating years by visiting the rowing museum waiting in town in preparation for the important three S’s within the regatta enclosures: spectating, socializing and shopping.

For more information online try the Henley-on-Thames Visitor Information Centre:

For more information on the Royal Henley Regatta:

The Henley Royal Regatta can be followed on the HenleyRoyalRegatta YouTube Channel and on Instagram #Henley2015 and #ReadyforHenley. There will also be live BBC coverage on Saturday.


Stars and Stripes and More

More oars and cause to celebrate!

 The US Masters Northwest Regional Championship rows toward a strong finish on its third day on Lake Vancouver. 

Today’s regattas include the US Rowing/Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Championship in Syracuse on Lake Orondaga, the Near North Classic in Midland, ON, and the patriotic Stars and Stripes Regatta in Oklahoma City on the Oklahoma River.

All the best to all competitors!

Oars to Celebrate

Good luck to everyone in today’s regattas!

  The US Masters Northwest Regional Championship continues today on Lake Vancouver. And the USRowing Southeast Championships start in Augusta, Georgia on Lake Olmstead and continue through tomorrow. 

  One day sprints include the Indy Summer Sprints on Eagle Creek in Indianapolis, State Games of Michigan Grand Regatta, Comstock Riverside Park in Grand Rapids, Charm City Sprints, Middle Branch Basin, Baltimore and the Boulder Sprints, Boulder Reservoir, Colorado. 

*CANCELLATION: The Prairie Championships on Lake Telford in Leduc, AB were cancelled due to uncontrollable weed growth. Tough break, talk about being stuck in the weeds.

World’s Best Times Broken at Rowing World Cup

 The weather conditions were just right for not one, not two but for three best time records to be broken at the World Rowing Cup in Varese, Italy.

Sunny, warm and breezy whispered like an easy going companion to Zoe McBride’s hard working stride as she pulled forward past a 21 year year record for quickest Women’s single lightweight sculls by 4 seconds for New Zealand.

On to the US National Championships starting tomorrow June 23 through June 25 on Mercer Lake in Windsor, New Jersey. Go for it!

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

Today’s regattas celebrating Father’s Day include the MRRA Festival on the Merrimack River in Lowell, MA, The Bea Ritchie Memorial Regatta on the Little Arkansas River in Wichita, Kansas and the US Senior I/U23 World Championship Trials start on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, NJ.

Good luck to all competitors!


For all the rowers who prefer wearing flip-flops on the docks, Old Navy has priced theirs for only a buck! Today only, all solid colored flip-flips regularly priced from $3.50 through $4.94 will be $1. That’s all day long on Saturday, 6/20. Happy Flip-Flop Day!

*Limit 10 pairs per customer

Row for the Cure

Row for the Cure. One race away from a victory. One stroke closer to the cures.

 Starting at noon in Washington DC on the Potomac, dedicated coxswains and rowers will be rowing for a cure. The regatta is hosted by TBC Racing and donations can be made online, with 75% of proceeds supporting local Susan G. Komen programs for early detection and 25% supporting research. Row for the Cure was established in 1993 in Portland with many venues like Washington DC (established in 1999) raising funds.

Other regattas today include the Minnesota Sprints on Lake Nokomis, Carnegie Lake Regatta, and the Virginia Boat Club Sprints Master Regatta on the James River all starting at noon. The crowd pleasing Henley Women’s Regatta continues throughout the weekend in the UK with over 1500 international competitors. And of course the World Rowing Cup in Varese, Italy. Catch the Cooper was cancelled due to lack of participation.

Make it a good day and row strong!