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Sunday, June 24, 2012
Be Prepared At HRR
Very soon the Henley Royal Regatta will be upon us. This year, the regatta is between Wednesday, 27 June, to Sunday, 1 July. I am not going this year, I am afraid. Last year's regatta was magnificent both when it came to the racing and the weather. This year's regatta looks promising with a lot of foreign crews competing, but the weather forecast for the regatta days could be better. But be prepared and everything will be fine, though. Do as the pretty ladies in the picture, bring your wellies just in case...
Here is a link to the weather forecast for Henley this coming week - Henley weather.
‘Hear the Boat Sing’ (HTBS) was founded in 2009 by Göran R Buckhorn, a Swede living in Connecticut, a magazine editor, culture scribe and a rowing historian. In 1990, Göran co-founded the Swedish rowing magazine, “Svensk Rodd”, for which he is now a contributing editor. He has written numerous articles on rowing, and is one of the Directors of Friends of Rowing History and a member of BARJ, the British Association of Rowing Journalists. Regular contributors to HTBS are: rowing historians Tim Koch and Greg Denieffe, both in England; Hélène Rémond, France; and Philip Kuepper, Connecticut. Besides writing articles on The Boat Race, the Henley Royal Regatta, the Wingfield Sculls, and the Doggett’s Coat and Badge Race, Tim has made some rowing documentaries. He is also a Director of the Friends of Rowing History and a member of BARJ. Greg is an Irishman who specializes on Irish rowing. Some of his finest pieces are on HTBS. Hélène, who wrote her thesis on British rowing, has covered The Boat Race and the Henley Regatta for French papers and HTBS, also shooting beautiful photos for this blog. Philip’s poems on rowing have topics about everything between the daily life and the divine.