April 21, 2018
Since our regatta is based on a round robin of racing and a random draw, the awarding of points will be as follows:
* 1 point awarded to a team for each win.
* Points will be awarded to varsity and novice events only.
“Nationals” events do not count towards the trophy.
Welcome to the 4th Annual Harvard Henley! Our goal is to create a unique event for our high school program that mirrors the Henley Royal Regatta in England. A round robin of dual racing between four teams will offer the opportunity for crews to have multiple races in one regatta. Weather permitting, we invite spectators to line the race course in human-powered crafts (such as canoes and kayaks) to watch the racing up close.
Join us for a social event for all coaches, parents of competing teams, sponsors and friends of BHRA to help us get in the “Henley Spirit” and meet each other away from the race course. Hats and Henley finery encouraged. The more fun the better! The evening features festive British hors-d'oeuvres, live jazz music and BYOB beverages. Reservations required. RSVP HERE for this event.
Spectacle Island Enclosure
Enjoy our version of Henley’s legendary “Stewards Enclosure” during Saturday’s regatta. This exclusive island visit puts you in the heart of the action, close to the crews as they race off the starting line, through the middle of the race and clear view to the finish line. With tents, chairs, fire pit for warmth (if needed) and the rustic landscape of the island, relax and enjoy fine finger foods, beverages and boat ride to Spectacle Island in the middle of the race course. Island ferry will run in regular intervals and spots will be limited. Tickets will be sold at the race. Go to the "Ferry" launch site at the beach. Space is limited. First come, first served. The island has rough terrain so walking shoes are encouraged; unfortunately, no children under 12 or those who need assistance walking.
The Henley Royal Regatta, founded in 1839, is famous both as a great sporting occasion and as a social event; people come from all over the world to attend, either as competitors or as spectators. Winning an event at Henley has always been considered one of the greatest achievements of a rower’s career, even amongst those who have become world champions; and a rowing life is not complete if it does not include competing at Henley.
We are delighted to offer this Henley experience “across the pond” and hope you enjoy the day of racing on Bare Hill Pond!
Click here for details about the race.
~ Thanks to Our Friends Who Help Make
The Harvard Henley Possible ~
Tim Bragan, the Harvard SelectBoard
& the Town of Harvard
The Harvard Cultural Collaborative
Wyona Lynch-McWhite & the Harvard Parks & Recreation Commission
Bob O’Shea ~ Harbor Master
Edward Denmark ~ Chief of Police
Richard Sicard ~ Fire Chief
Tim Kilhart & the Harvard DPW
Harvard Ambulance Service
David and Laura Veo
Green Mountain Film Co.
New England Golf Carts
Judy Warner ~ Harvard Historical Society
~To The BHRA Board and Holly Hatton~
For their past sponsorship, contributions and design of the Directors’ Harvard Henley Team Points Trophy and the new Boys and Girls Varsity 8’s Trophies.
~To All Coaches, Volunteers And Spectators~