Henley Royal Regatta
3rd August 2011
Summer is not complete without a day spent by the river and what better excuse than the Henley Royal Regatta. It’s the most prestigious rowing event of the summer season with crowds from all across the world converging on Henley.
The atmosphere was electric with the hustle and bustle of the crowds moving up and down the river bank to secure the best viewing spot. It was then we realised the convenient parking in the Butlers Field car park had been well worth the extra money to get us that little bit closer. Having secured our spot by the river it was out with the picnic rug, food and refreshing bottlegreen sparkling pressé to relax and watch some of the world’s best rowers pass us by.
The excitement in the air on the final day was almost too much to handle with the crowds erupting as the rowers carried their boats out. Everyone had turned up in their Sunday best, with both men and women wearing some interesting headpieces! The blazers of the second regatta aficionados were something of a treat, ranging from the exceptionally smart and prestigious to the colourful and creative one-off handmade designs!
By noon the infamous Barn Bar was heaving with everyone discussing and debating the day’s events. Luckily the weather held up all day and once the medals and challenge cups had been awarded the party was ready to continue long into the night – with a bottlegreen elderflower cocktail of course!