Henley's Royal Regatta 2018 saw thousands of visitors flock to watch crews from across the world compete in more than 200 races at the world-famous five-day event. Olympians to amateur oarsmen raced along the one-mile and 550 yard course while well-dressed spectators watch from the river banks, elaborate boats and the Regatta Enclosure.
The Crewroom Road Show attends the regatta every year to showcase our new collections in the Remenham Farm Trade Village and this year we were treated to five glorious days of sunshine! Crewroom has supported British Rowing since 2001 and we wouldn’t want to be anywhere else other than Henley during the Regatta.
After 178 successful years, the Henley Royal Regatta now proudly (and correctly) proclaims itself the "best known regatta in the world". It was fantastic to be part of the event especially as it boasted the third-largest entry on record with 565 boats divided up into 454 domestic and 111 overseas crews - that's a lot of rowing!
Competitors from all over the world including Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, France, USA, China and Canada graced Henley and it was our pleasure to meet so many of them. Prestigious universities including Harvard, Yale and Princeton, Melbourne and Durham also sent crews to race in the heats – and we enjoyed watching every fast-paced second of it from a great position on the riverbank!
Bremont Watch Company, Hackett London, Aston Martin and Moet & Chandon were Official Partners of Henley Royal Regatta, adding to the spectacle of the event. And, here at Crewroom, we were chuffed to contribute to the prestigious merchandise range.
Thank you to everyone involved in making the Henley Royal Regatta 2018 such an enjoyable success, we have no doubt it is the finest regatta on the globe. Looking forward to HRR 2019 – bring it on!
THE HRR WOMEN'S COLLECTION
The Backdraft Vest, £32
A light and airy vest perfect for the British summer. Featuring a beautiful ruffled back panel for a flattering finish and mesh panels for ultra ventilation. Made with an anti-pilling fabric, you'll love how this top washes time and time again without losing its shape, quality or soft handle.
The Hepburn Short, £39
Classic in style, these shorts will never go out of fashion. Using our signature stretch jersey these shorts look and feel amazing. The fully opaque, non-pilling fabric is supportive without restriction and the high wide waistband is a practical and flattering addition. You'll also find a handy pocket discreetly built into the design for valuables and gels. Built for training and competing, they will last you for many seasons to come.
THE HRR MEN'S COLLECTION
The Drizzle Tee, £36
Designed specifically for training in the variable British climate, the drizzle top will breathe and wick and, if the drizzle starts to fall, the water repellent fabric will protect your core from the elements. We've included strategic mesh panels to keep the air flowing and a stylish reflective strip so keep you visible at dawn and dusk. Set to become your wardrobe staple for training and competing in many regattas to come.
The Take Cover Short, £49
We've used four-way stretch fabric which is wicking, breathable and extremely comfortable. These are the longest pair of shorts in our men's range with a 9" inseam and they include internal liner shorts to make them a fully functional pair of shorts across a number of activities from trail running to core training. A Henley rower favourite, these shorts are ideal when a post-race quick change into something comfortable and light is needed.
The Air Head Visor, £15
It always makes us smile to see so many spectators and competitors in their Air Heads. In fact, at HRR we spotted hundreds! Air Head visors are one of the lightest on the market – so it’s ideal for endurance sports where you need to protect your eyes from the sun and keep the sweat off your face. We’ve designed a high brow to protect the forehead and a longer peak with dark underside to reduce distracting glare. If that isn’t enough, the super soft towelling stretch band makes sure it fits snugly without giving you brain ache.