Penn Rowing at Henley


The Henley Royal Regatta, the oldest and most prestigious regatta in the world, began in 1839 and has been held annually except during World Wars I and II.  The Henley attracts the world’s top oarsmen to the Thames River in England.  Unlike crew races in the United States, races in the Henley Regatta feature only two boats per race. The winning crew moves on, while the losing crew is eliminated from the competition.


Penn has had the opportunity to compete in the Henley 13 times and emerged victorious twice. Penn last competed in the Henley in 1998. That year, a record-setting 552 crews, representing 19 countries, raced in the event.

 

The Grand Challenge Cup

1901    Second Lost in final to Leander Club

1955    First Defeated Vancouver in final in 6:56

1962    Lost in semifinal to Moto Cuzzi

1969    Second Lost in final to S.C. Einhert, East Germany

1970    Lost in first round to British National Team

1984    Lost in first round to British National Team

1986    Second Lost in final to Nautilus of Great Britain


The Temple Challenge Cup

1997   Lost in semifinal to Goldie Boat Club


The Ladies Challenge Plate

1987    Lost in first round to Vesta R.C. of London

1989    Lost in semifinal to Harvard

1991    Lost in first round to University of London

1998    Lost in semifinal to Harvard


The Thames Challenge Cup

1951    First Defeated Florshiem-Russelshiem, Germany in the final

1952    First Defeated Christ College of Cambridge in the final (lightweights)

1955    Lost in semifinal to Royal Air Force in rowover after tie in first race

1969    Lost in the final to Leander Rowing Club

1976    Lost in semifinal to Henley Rowing Club (lightweights)

1989    Lost in semifinal to Ridley College

1991    First Defeated the University of London in the final
1991    Lost in semifinal (lightweights)