Photograph: Werner Schmidt

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Henley, My Henley

From the left: Per, Hélène, yours truly, and Tim. (Photo: Jan Servin)

The avid reader of HTBS cannot have missed that the whole entire 'staff' of HTBS visited the Henley Royal Regatta, HRR, this past June/July - and what a marvellous regatta it was. My dear friend Per Ekström, Editor-in-Chief of the Swedish rowing magazine, Svensk Rodd, and I went from Sweden to London, where we were met by fellow HTBS-in-arms, Hélène Rémond and Tim Koch. Tim proved to be an excellent host and all four of us visited his club, Auriol Kensington RC, located by Hammersmith Bridge, on the evening of our arrival. The following day, I had to swing by the British Rowing's office, but soon joined the others at Henley.

Despite the around 40,000 visitors a day, Per and I managed to find an old friend of ours, Jan Servin, who was at the regatta with his daughter, Karin, who rows at one of the Universities in London. Don't ask me how but amazingly, HTBS reader and contributor, Greg Denieffe, managed to spot me on the towpath in the deep crowd of spectators, and it was very nice to chat with an HTBS fan, whom normally would be an Ocean away.

Yesterday, I succeeded in adding a slide show of photographs from HRR, taken by Hélène, Tim, and Jan. For several days, the HTBS technician, Mrs. B., has tried to upload a HRR film by Tim, who shot and edited some moving pictures. Well, yesterday, she solved the problems, and therefore I am now pleased to be able to show Tim's HRR film here on HTBS.


Here follows the entries about this year's HRR:

Wednesday, 29 June 2011
HRR Begins Today!

Thursday, 30 June 2011
At Henley at Last

Wednesday, 6 July 2011
HRR 2011 - A Jolly Good Show

Thursday, 7 July 2011
First Time at HRR

Friday, 8 July 2011
Hélène Rémond Interviews Alec Dent at HRR

Saturday, 9 July 2011
Rubbing Shoulders with Celebrities

Sunday, 10 2011
Drinking at HRR

Monday, 11 2011
2011 HRR... Just Wonderful!

Tuesday 12 July 2011
Into the Pink Palace

For those of you who know any Swedish, you might enjoy my article "Henley Betraktelse" about our visit at HRR which is posted on the Swedish Rowing Association's web site. Eventually, photographs from this year's HRR will be added to the article.


  1. A great little film that captured the atmosphere perfectly. Thanks!

  2. Lovely video Tim. Me thinks you know a thing or two about editing!

    What a wonderful trip you had Göran. I too, have been in the umpires launch at HWR and HRR but the press box has eluded me! The view looks fantastic from there.

    Greg Denieffe