June 1st 2020 a final decision on the 138th RCHR will be made.

2020 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta


Welcome to the 138th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. On behalf of the Henley Commission, I am excited to host another year of world class racing on picturesque Martindale Pond.

Each year participants travel from all corners of the globe to participate in this regatta. To ensure we provide the best experience for all participants, we continue to strive for excellence. Changes are therefore necessary and essential to our ongoing success.

On behalf of the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta Commission Chair and Board of Directors,

We hope this correspondence finds you safe and well. We thank you for your patience as we continue to monitor Federal and Provincial guidelines as well as follow information provided by World Health Organization( WHO) in order to maintain the highest level of safety standards expected at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta

Like you, we are very concerned about what the COVID-19 pandemic is doing to people’s lives. There is no question that human lives take precedence over everything, including the preparation and delivery of the 138th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. Our first priority is to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved, from athletes, coaches, umpires, and volunteers to all who travel to support the athletes.
With clubs and rowing courses currently closed, many athletes cannot prepare and train in the way they are used to. Many are modifying training and looking forward to their annual Henley experience. We are following international sporting event news and while there is tremendous global uncertainty, there is always hope.

All decisions concerning the 138th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta will be made by June 1st, 2020. This provides an 8 week window prior to the scheduled regatta dates. We are meeting regularly in the coming weeks through virtual settings to monitor and assess the situation. Our hope is strong, and we continue to follow cautionary measures as the health and wellbeing of all comes first

Important Dates:
June 1st 2020 -- Decision to be made to either host the 138th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta or reschedule to 2021.