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Harvard Henley

2024 DATES

Regatta: Saturday, April 20
Bare Hill Pond
Harvard, MA

Health & Safety Statement

Please read the full Regatta Health & Safety Statement below 

Safety is a top priority for the Harvard Henley Regatta.  Operating safely and taking steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and its spread is the shared responsibility of every individual participating in BHRA programs and regattas.  If you are feeling unwell or have any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, do not come to the regatta. If you have been notified that you are to be quarantined due to potential COVID exposure, please honor that and do not attend the Harvard Henley. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.


Welcome to the 8th 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. 

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!




We invite companies and individuals to become a sponsor of our only home regatta of the season.

  • Premier opportunity to sponsor storied home regatta with high visibility
  • Hundreds of attendees from Acton, Boston, Boxborough, Brookline, Cambridge, Harvard, Wayland & Weston
  •  Year-round recognition opportunities at team regattas, at team tent and on BHRA website
  • Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsorship opportunities and any amount in-kind gift card donations welcomed

Learn about the options at:

Team Points Trophy

Since our regatta is based on a round robin of racing and a random draw, the awarding of points will be as follows:

  • One point awarded to a team for each win.
  • Points will be awarded to varsity and novice events with three or more competitors only.
  • “Small Boat” events do not count towards the trophy.

If there is a tie in the overall results, the team with the greatest number of wins at the varsity level will be declared the winner. If there is a tie in the varsity results, we then look at the number of team wins in the novice events.

Individual Trophies


"The Pummy"
Clara Endicott Sears, the founder of the Fruitlands Museums commissioned Pumunangwet, “He Who Shoots The Stars”, which was installed next to the Native American Museum in 1931. The heroic size sculpture commemorates the Native American past and is meant to symbolized aspirations, hopes, and goals.
Created by Clara Endicott Sears' cousin, Philip Sheldon Sears, and cast by the Gorham Manufacturing Company.

"The Arte"
Artemis was one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities. Her Roman equivalent is Diana. The daughter of Zeus and Leto, and twin sister of Apollo. Artemis' traits were strength, independence, courage and confidence.
She was the Hellenic goddess of the hunt, and protector of women, the land and animals.


See CrewTimer for Schedule

Heat Sheets for 2024

This year we will be using CrewTimer for our results. See Results for Heat Sheet.

Parents & Spectators Information

Race Info

  • Free for Competitors
  • $5 per spectator
  • $10 per family
  • Free parking
  • No pets allowed
  • INTERNET ACCESS - HTB_Guest_5G (no password). There is however a screen that pops up asking you to agree to do nothing bad. There is a 2.4G one, however the 5G one travels further.


Click on image for google maps

The Regatta will be held at Bare Hill Pond in Harvard, MA

Parking Map

Parking will be available at nearby locations.

Race Course

Race Map

Click on image for race course

The race course finish line ends near the beach. Spectators with human powered boats are welcome to watch races from designated areas.

Race Site Map

Refer to the following map to familiarize yourself with the race site.

Coaches and Coxswains Information

Special Thanks to Our 2024 Sponsors

~ To Our Friends Who Help Make the Harvard Henley Possible ~
Bob O’Shea ~ Harbor Master
Anne McWaters - Harvard Parks & Recreation Commission
James Babu ~ Chief of Police
Richard Sicard ~ Fire Chief
Tim Kilhart & the Harvard DPW
Harvard Ambulance Service
Judy Warner ~ Harvard Historical Society
Harvard Public Library
CrewTimer Regatta Timing
Linda Muri, USRA Referee
United Church of Christ Congregational, Boxborough
New England Golf Carts
Town of Harvard

~ To The BHRA Board and Holly Hatton~
For their past sponsorship, contributions and design of the Harvard Henley Trophies

~ To Liz Walker, Jennette Kollmann & the Harvard Henley Planning Committee, the BHRA Fundraising Committee, and all Coaches, Volunteers and Spectators ~

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