Henley Royal Regatta

Henley Royal Regatta

Henley Royal Regatta on the River Thames by Henley-on-Thames. The Royal Regatta is sometimes referred to as Henley Regatta, its original name pre-dating Royal patronage. Lasts 5 days (Wednesday - Sunday) first weekend in July. Races are head-to-head knock out competitions, raced over a course of 1 mile, 550 yds. The most prestigious event at the regatta is the Grand Challenge Cup for Men's Eights, which has been awarded since the regatta was first staged. It is part of The Season's calendar.

Action matches heat at Henley Royal Regatta

Henley Royal Regatta on the River Thames by Henley-on-Thames. The Royal Regatta is sometimes referred to as Henley Regatta, its original name pre-dating Royal patronage.

Rowers in traditional blazers watch the action at Henley Royal Regatta on June 28, 2012 in Henley-on-Thames, England. Held since 1839, this social and sporting event is a highlight of the season and takes place along the one mile, 550 yards of Henley Reach. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Photos: 2012 Henley Royal Regatta

Rowers in traditional blazers watch the action at Henley Royal Regatta on June 2012 in Henley-on-Thames, England. Held since this social and sporting event is a highlight of the season and takes place along the one mile, 550 yards of Henley Reach.

Bright and bold: 88-year-old regatta fan George Roberts donned an emerald green blazer whilst another attendee went for a more statement look with his Union Jack design

Chaps are looking dapper at the Henley Regatta: Striped blazers and cravats on display on day two of rowing event

Bright and bold: regatta fan George Roberts donned an emerald green blazer whilst another attendee went for a more statement look with his Union Jack design

We L-O-V-E how Dr Dawn Harper has styled our Oceana Dress at Henley Royal Regatta #DrDawnHarper

We L-O-V-E how Dr Dawn Harper has styled our Oceana Dress at Henley Royal Regatta

No trashy outfits here: Guests arrive at the Henley Royal Regatta today

Summer season's last bastion of class: Henley Royal Regatta gets underway in style (with barely a tattoo or fake tan in sight)

No trashy outfits here: Guests arrive at the Henley Royal Regatta today

Henley Royal Regatta, 2011

The English Season 2 . Waiting for the Henley Regatta 2011 .Henley Royal Regatta 2011 is being held from Wednesday June to Sunday July.

Henley Royal Regatta: These orange trimmed blazers are certainly eye-catching.

Men lead the style stakes at Henley in an array of natty blazers

The preppy jackets worn by guests at the Henley Royal Regatta come in stripes and checks with an array of different colours.

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