Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Upgrade to today
for only an extra Cxx.xx

You get:

plus This issue of xxxxxxxxxxx.
plus Instant access to the latest issue of 410+ of our top selling titles.
plus Unlimited access to 33000+ back issues
plus No contract or commitment. If you decide that PocketmagsPlus is not for you, you can cancel your monthly subscription online at any time. Auto-renews at $11.99 per month, unless cancelled.
Upgrade for 99c
Then just $11.99 / month. Cancel anytime.
Learn more
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
US
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Read anywhere Read anywhere
Ways to pay Pocketmags Payment Types
Trusted site
At Pocketmags you get
Secure Billing
Great Offers
Web & App Reader
Gifting Options
Loyalty Points
37 MIN READ TIME

Henley in a Crystal Ball

WORDS RACHEL QUARRELL

It has been a wild two years for Henley Royal Regatta. By a coincidence of timing, Sir Steve Redgrave's chairmanship collided with the viability of televising racing, and he enthusiastically gave permission. As a result, in 2015 the footage of racing from virtually every angle in all its drone-fuelled glory burst onto handheld screens, and in 2016 BT Sport upped the ante by airing every race live on television.

This year was reminiscent of 2006, when Regatta Radio brought live racing commentary to the world. Clubs in Australia started holding midnight Regatta Radio parties at the boathouse to support their crews. Now, you can watch the action on the Thames whenever you like. Tune in on smartphones, tablets, or covertly on work computers, and catch up with missed races on YouTube the next day. The atmosphere – blazers, competition, English countryside, Pimm’s-drinking – is there for all to see. It has been a seismic change in how the world perceives the 178-year-old event.

PHOTOGRAPHY NAOMI BAKER // BENEDICT TUFNELL
READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Row360 - Issue 013 - Sep | Oct 2016
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Digital Issue
Issue 013 - Sep | Oct 2016
$7.99
This issue and other back issues are not included in a new Row360 subscription. Subscriptions include the latest regular issue and new issues released during your subscription.
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 4.83 per issue
SAVE
40%
$28.99

View Issues

About Row360

Welcome to Row360, the world’s only global, independent rowing magazine. Row360 brings you features from around the world, profiling the best athletes, coaches, and others from the whole rowing community – Olympic, Paralympic, college, club, ocean, and more.

Other Articles in this Issue


Editor’s Letter
The events that unfolded on the somewhat playful Lagoa Rodrigo
REGULARS
A new rowing club has been formed on Lake Las
GALLERY
“Good photographers – I think – are always on the
SNAPSHOT
In age-old Dutch tradition, home-team supporters swam to congratulate their
City Regatta breathes new life into the standard indoor rowing
FEATURE
As the dust settles on Rio 2016, Martin Cross looks back to the events of the last Olympiad, and ahead to what the next four years may bring
The question is, what next?
HISTORY
Rio 2016 marked the 40th anniversary of women’s rowing at the Olympic Games. Donna McLuskie looks back to the summer of 1976: the Montreal Games, and where it all started
COACHING
In little over a decade, Alex Henshilwood has lead six crews to victory in the schoolboy eights event at Henley Royal Regatta: an unprecedented record in what is considered the most competitive contest in schoolboy rowing. In his own words, Alex looks back on what made each campaign so special
ASIA
The right resources could pull rowing into the national psyche of the two most populous countries on earth
OLYMPICS
On not making it: Olympic hopefuls explore the agony of ‘almost’
The Lagoa's eight days in the centre of the rowing
GB cox and regular Row360 writer Zoe De Toledo returns from Rio with a historic silver medal in the women’s eight, the team’s first Olympic medal of any colour in the event
With Russia ruled out, Australia’s women got the Olympic call with only nine days to prepare
PROFILE
11:33 am, Saturday 13 August 2016, on the banks of the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, a man aged 70 years and two weeks had tears in his eyes
NUTRITION
The importance of nutrition for junior rowers
PSYCHOLOGY
The body achieves what the mind believes
HEALTH
Are your teeth as fit as you are?