Overseas & Scottish Crews

Additional information for Overseas and Scottish Crews:

How to register with British Rowing

If you are coming to Henley Masters Regatta from outside the United Kingdom, please follow the procedure given on the British Rowing website here: https://www.britishrowing.org/events/entering-competitions/overseas-entry/

Boat Hire

There are many local clubs and boat manufacturers that offer boat rental if you are unable to bring your own boats. Below is a list of contact details you can contact directly to make arrangements (other than providing this list, Henley Masters Regatta does not further get involved in this process).

Reading Blue Coat School Please contact the Head of Rowing Jonny Jackson by email: JEJ@rbcs.org.uk or call +44 (0)7769167359. International standard Hudson boats are available in the following boat classes 2-, 2x, 4-, 4x, 4+, 8+. All can be delivered to Henley at a time to suit you.

Oxford University Boat Club – Please contact James Powell by email (james.powell@oubc.org.uk) or mobile (+447885787840). We have a number of shells available for rent which have been well maintained for use during the Boat Race campaign. All of our shells are within the range of 55-80kg and suited to women’s or lightweight men’s crews. We have a number of eights, fours, pairs and singles available which can be delivered or collected as required. For more details please get in touch.

Oxford Brookes University, contact Richard Spratley (07836 235020) – up to 8 international class VIIIs for hire; up to 10 international standard coxed and coxless IVs for hire; and up to 20 international class smaller boats doubles/pairs for hire.  All are Empacher. With optional service of delivery/rigging and hand-over for an overseas crew and, in addition, assistance with de-rigging. Also available for hire: oars, some of which are unpainted and could be stickered in crew colours if required.

WinTech & King Racing Shells have been used to win the regatta by both overseas and domestic crews and are available to rent through their UK distributor Oarsport Ltd. Contact their team at info@oarsport.co.uk or call 01159818183.

Empacher UK – UK & Ireland Empacher representative, can help facilitate hires of Empacher boats, contact Mark Chatwin by email on info@empacher.uk

Magdalen College Boat Club, Oxford Please contact Tom Stewardson, the Magdalen College boatman, on tom.stewardson@balliol.ox.ac.uk to rent one of the following boats they have available: Empacher eights 2017 R86 80-90kg; 2017 R84 70-80kg; 2012 R86 80-90kg. Fours: Empacher K43 4+ (bow coxed) 85-100kg 2003; Empacher K45 4x/- 2001 85-100kg; Stampfli 4+ (bow coxed) 2007 70kg. Empacher K33 2x/- 2004 85-100kg. 2016 Hudson S1.41 84-102kg. Prices on request, delivered to Henley. Assistance with rigging and setup available on request from our professional boatman.

Janousek and Stampfli Boats – built in the UK and supported at Henley Masters Regatta by a team of boat building professionals. A wide variety of demonstration boats are available for hire. Please contact Mark Banks via email; mark@janousek.co.uk or phone; +44 (0) 1932 353 421.

Molesey Boat Club – For careful renters, we can offer some top quality boats. Wing-rigger Empachers, Filippis, Hudsons. Delivery and pick up to the Thames Valley. Please enquire here: Molesey Contact Form or at 07407122291.

Racing Yello – The following boats are available for Henley Masters Regatta. Please get in touch with Charles Haspel: 8+ Empacher X87 2023/ 24, 75 .. 90kg, carbon wing back riggers, 4-/ 4x- Empacher X44 2023/24, 75 .. 95kg, carbon wing back riggers, 1x Empacher X16 2021, 75 .. 85kg, carbon wing back riggers.


Overseas entries will be fully subject to any COVID-19 travel and quarantine regulations that may be in force around the time of the regatta. You will be asked to consent to the HMR COVID-19 policy on behalf of your crew when you make an entry, so please ensure that you have the consent of your crew before you proceed.

Rules of British Rowing

Please note, the Rules of British Rowing differ from World Rowing Rules.