Spectators from Abingdon School cheer on their classmates in the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta.

Spectators from Abingdon School cheer on their classmates in the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta.

 Spectators find a front row seat early before racing starts at Henley Royal Regatta.

Spectators find a front row seat early before racing starts at Henley Royal Regatta.

 Crews race in the Remenham Challenge Cup – an event for women's eights. Woman were first allowed to compete at Henley Royal in 1993, although the number of events open to them today is still less than is available for men.

Crews race in the Remenham Challenge Cup – an event for women's eights. Woman were first allowed to compete at Henley Royal in 1993, although the number of events open to them today is still less than is available for men.

 Rowers from Abingdon School, wearing their distinctive blazers, mingle with the crowds  at Henley Royal Regatta.

Rowers from Abingdon School, wearing their distinctive blazers, mingle with the crowds at Henley Royal Regatta.

 Catching up with friends at Henley Royal Regatta. Lots of spectators have been coming to the regatta for a great many years, and still wear their club colours with pride.

Catching up with friends at Henley Royal Regatta. Lots of spectators have been coming to the regatta for a great many years, and still wear their club colours with pride.

 Spectators enjoy a front row seat in the sunshine at Henley Royal Regatta.

Spectators enjoy a front row seat in the sunshine at Henley Royal Regatta.

 Crews from the Cambridge 99 Rowing Club and Vesta Rowing Club battle it out for a place in the next round of the Thames Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta

Crews from the Cambridge 99 Rowing Club and Vesta Rowing Club battle it out for a place in the next round of the Thames Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta

 A spectator at Henley Royal Regatta enjoys the view from the grandstands.

A spectator at Henley Royal Regatta enjoys the view from the grandstands.

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 Catching up over drinks at the Bridge Bar at Henley Royal Regatta. Lots of spectators have been coming to the regatta for a great many years, and still wear their club colours with pride.

Catching up over drinks at the Bridge Bar at Henley Royal Regatta. Lots of spectators have been coming to the regatta for a great many years, and still wear their club colours with pride.

 A spectator at Henley Royal Regatta.

A spectator at Henley Royal Regatta.

 A spectator at Henley Royal Regatta takes to the water in a punt to watch the racing. Rowing boats, cruisers and bargers also plow up and down the 2.5km stretch of the river Thames to watch the events.

A spectator at Henley Royal Regatta takes to the water in a punt to watch the racing. Rowing boats, cruisers and bargers also plow up and down the 2.5km stretch of the river Thames to watch the events.

 Spectators in the Steward's Enclosure line the banks at Henley Royal Regatta. A strict dress code applies: Jacket and tie for men, skirts or dresses below the knee for women.

Spectators in the Steward's Enclosure line the banks at Henley Royal Regatta. A strict dress code applies: Jacket and tie for men, skirts or dresses below the knee for women.

 Spectators at Henley Royal Regatta applaud an Australian coxless four as it approachs the finish line.

Spectators at Henley Royal Regatta applaud an Australian coxless four as it approachs the finish line.

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 Rowers from Abingdon School, wearing their distinctive blazers, mingle with the crowds  at Henley Royal Regatta.

Rowers from Abingdon School, wearing their distinctive blazers, mingle with the crowds at Henley Royal Regatta.

 Spectators in the Steward's Enclosure grandstand at Henley Royal Regatta.

Spectators in the Steward's Enclosure grandstand at Henley Royal Regatta.

 A signaller at Henley Royal Regatta drops a timing flag during a race as the leading crew passes the 1-mile point. A timekeeper on the umpire's launch following will make a note of the split time, and announce it to the crowds in the grandstands.

A signaller at Henley Royal Regatta drops a timing flag during a race as the leading crew passes the 1-mile point. A timekeeper on the umpire's launch following will make a note of the split time, and announce it to the crowds in the grandstands.

 The leading crew is shown at various points along the 2.1km course  by numbered boards that are hoisted into the air by officials. This traditional method of signalling continues at Henley Royal Regatta despite the availability of more advanced technology.

The leading crew is shown at various points along the 2.1km course by numbered boards that are hoisted into the air by officials. This traditional method of signalling continues at Henley Royal Regatta despite the availability of more advanced technology.

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 A spectator relaxes in the heat of the midday sunshine in the Steward's Enclosure at Henley Royal Regatta. Men are not allowed to take off their jackets, despite the temperature, unless a special announcement is made by officials.

A spectator relaxes in the heat of the midday sunshine in the Steward's Enclosure at Henley Royal Regatta. Men are not allowed to take off their jackets, despite the temperature, unless a special announcement is made by officials.

 A spectator at Henley Royal Regatta surveys the course.

A spectator at Henley Royal Regatta surveys the course.

 At Henley Royal Regatta, listening to Regatta Radio – a pop-up radio station that broadcasts racing commentary and interviews with athletes throughout the week.

At Henley Royal Regatta, listening to Regatta Radio – a pop-up radio station that broadcasts racing commentary and interviews with athletes throughout the week.

 Spectators from Abingdon School cheer on their classmates in the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta.
 Spectators find a front row seat early before racing starts at Henley Royal Regatta.
 Crews race in the Remenham Challenge Cup – an event for women's eights. Woman were first allowed to compete at Henley Royal in 1993, although the number of events open to them today is still less than is available for men.
 Rowers from Abingdon School, wearing their distinctive blazers, mingle with the crowds  at Henley Royal Regatta.
 Catching up with friends at Henley Royal Regatta. Lots of spectators have been coming to the regatta for a great many years, and still wear their club colours with pride.
 Spectators enjoy a front row seat in the sunshine at Henley Royal Regatta.
 Crews from the Cambridge 99 Rowing Club and Vesta Rowing Club battle it out for a place in the next round of the Thames Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta
 A spectator at Henley Royal Regatta enjoys the view from the grandstands.
DSCF3342.jpg
 Catching up over drinks at the Bridge Bar at Henley Royal Regatta. Lots of spectators have been coming to the regatta for a great many years, and still wear their club colours with pride.
 A spectator at Henley Royal Regatta.
 A spectator at Henley Royal Regatta takes to the water in a punt to watch the racing. Rowing boats, cruisers and bargers also plow up and down the 2.5km stretch of the river Thames to watch the events.
 Spectators in the Steward's Enclosure line the banks at Henley Royal Regatta. A strict dress code applies: Jacket and tie for men, skirts or dresses below the knee for women.
 Spectators at Henley Royal Regatta applaud an Australian coxless four as it approachs the finish line.
DSCF3315.jpg
 Rowers from Abingdon School, wearing their distinctive blazers, mingle with the crowds  at Henley Royal Regatta.
 Spectators in the Steward's Enclosure grandstand at Henley Royal Regatta.
 A signaller at Henley Royal Regatta drops a timing flag during a race as the leading crew passes the 1-mile point. A timekeeper on the umpire's launch following will make a note of the split time, and announce it to the crowds in the grandstands.
 The leading crew is shown at various points along the 2.1km course  by numbered boards that are hoisted into the air by officials. This traditional method of signalling continues at Henley Royal Regatta despite the availability of more advanced technology.
DSCF3161.jpg
 A spectator relaxes in the heat of the midday sunshine in the Steward's Enclosure at Henley Royal Regatta. Men are not allowed to take off their jackets, despite the temperature, unless a special announcement is made by officials.
 A spectator at Henley Royal Regatta surveys the course.
 At Henley Royal Regatta, listening to Regatta Radio – a pop-up radio station that broadcasts racing commentary and interviews with athletes throughout the week.

Spectators from Abingdon School cheer on their classmates in the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta.

Spectators find a front row seat early before racing starts at Henley Royal Regatta.

Crews race in the Remenham Challenge Cup – an event for women's eights. Woman were first allowed to compete at Henley Royal in 1993, although the number of events open to them today is still less than is available for men.

Rowers from Abingdon School, wearing their distinctive blazers, mingle with the crowds at Henley Royal Regatta.

Catching up with friends at Henley Royal Regatta. Lots of spectators have been coming to the regatta for a great many years, and still wear their club colours with pride.

Spectators enjoy a front row seat in the sunshine at Henley Royal Regatta.

Crews from the Cambridge 99 Rowing Club and Vesta Rowing Club battle it out for a place in the next round of the Thames Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta

A spectator at Henley Royal Regatta enjoys the view from the grandstands.

Catching up over drinks at the Bridge Bar at Henley Royal Regatta. Lots of spectators have been coming to the regatta for a great many years, and still wear their club colours with pride.

A spectator at Henley Royal Regatta.

A spectator at Henley Royal Regatta takes to the water in a punt to watch the racing. Rowing boats, cruisers and bargers also plow up and down the 2.5km stretch of the river Thames to watch the events.

Spectators in the Steward's Enclosure line the banks at Henley Royal Regatta. A strict dress code applies: Jacket and tie for men, skirts or dresses below the knee for women.

Spectators at Henley Royal Regatta applaud an Australian coxless four as it approachs the finish line.

Rowers from Abingdon School, wearing their distinctive blazers, mingle with the crowds at Henley Royal Regatta.

Spectators in the Steward's Enclosure grandstand at Henley Royal Regatta.

A signaller at Henley Royal Regatta drops a timing flag during a race as the leading crew passes the 1-mile point. A timekeeper on the umpire's launch following will make a note of the split time, and announce it to the crowds in the grandstands.

The leading crew is shown at various points along the 2.1km course by numbered boards that are hoisted into the air by officials. This traditional method of signalling continues at Henley Royal Regatta despite the availability of more advanced technology.

A spectator relaxes in the heat of the midday sunshine in the Steward's Enclosure at Henley Royal Regatta. Men are not allowed to take off their jackets, despite the temperature, unless a special announcement is made by officials.

A spectator at Henley Royal Regatta surveys the course.

At Henley Royal Regatta, listening to Regatta Radio – a pop-up radio station that broadcasts racing commentary and interviews with athletes throughout the week.

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