Stewards’ December Meeting 2011 – Committee of Management for 2012

1. Amendments to the Qualification & General Rules for 20122. Election of Steward3. Committee of Management for 2012Committee of Management for 2012Sydney 2000 Olympic gold medallist Ben Hunt-Davis has today been appointed to the Committee of Management of Henley Royal Regatta.Hunt-Davis steps up to replace the retiring Chris Baillieu who had served on the Committee for the past 24 years.  Baillieu was himself a rowing Olympian, taking silver in the men’s double sculls in 1976 and was Chairman of British Swimming from 2007 – 2008. He was also one of the founder members of the British Olympians.Hunt-Davis joins after 9 years as a Steward and in the wake of a successful role as Chair of the Organising Committee for the recent World Junior Rowing Championships at Eton-Dorney which doubled as the official Olympic Test Event.Accordingly, the Committee of Management for 2012 is as follows:Mr. M. A. SweeneyDr. I. ReidMr. R. C. LesterMr. F. J. SmallboneMr. M. D. WilliamsProfessor N. B. RankovSir Steve Redgrave, C.B.E.Mr. R. C. PhelpsMr. B. M. EdwardsMr. R. C. StanhopeMr. G. W. HammondMr. F. B. Hunt-Davis, M.B.E.7th December, 2011For further information contact: D. G. M. Grist,The Secretary, Henley Royal Regatta,Regatta Headquarters, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 2LYTelephone 01491-572153

Late Night Shopping at Henley Royal Regatta

For some fantastic Christmas gifts, come and join us for a complimentary drink and mince pie over the late night shopping weekend and receive a 10% discount on all non-sale items.Friday, 2nd December – 5.30pm—9.00pmSaturday, 3rd December – 10.00am—4.00pmSunday, 4th December – 10.00am—4.00pmOur shop is located in Regatta Headquarters on the Henley Bridge and visitors are welcome to make use of our car park, located behind Leander Club.Call 01491 572153 for more information or visit the on-line shop.

Press Release – The Social Network

Henley Royal Regatta has featured on the big screen recently in David Fincher’s latest Hollywood blockbuster, ‘The Social Network’ which was released in the UK on 15th October.

Columbia Pictures, makers of the film, staged a re-enactment of the victory by the Dutch Crew, Hollandia Roeiclub, over Harvard University in the Final of The Grand Challenge Cup in 2004. The Grand Challenge Cup is the Regatta’s main event for men’s eights.

The film features identical twin brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who rowed for Harvard University and claim that they were the original founders of Facebook. The brothers, who were in Henley during the filming at the Regatta, fought a multi-million dollar court battle with their erstwhile colleague Mark Zuckerberg to prove it.

The 2010 Regatta literally bristled with Hollywood-style cameras and personnel on the final day to capture the moment. Unlike the participants of the time, the movie “extras” got four chances to get it right on the water.

To see their exploits in a clip from the film visit:

Any further information required can be obtained from:

Daniel Grist, The Secretary, Henley Royal Regatta, Regatta Headquarters, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2LY, telephone +44 1491 572153.


Caroline Searle, Henley Royal Regatta Press Officer, +44 7831 755351 or