The 2023 Regatta

The sun shone all day, and so did the continuous smiles on the faces of visitors at the Regatta.

Visitors enjoyed boat trips with wheelchair access on Rivertime and some great land activities, including Punch and Judy, magic shows, live music, a climbing wall, soft archery, circus skills, face painting and a petting zoo.

On the river, teams took part in bell boat racing, and for the first time in the regatta’s 14-year history, there were demonstration rowing races in adaptive rowing boats from Marlow Rowing Club.

The bell boating organised by the Eyot Centre was very competitive in the less-able-bodied teams, with The Chiltern Centre, Style Acre, Mencap Meteor Club and Bowley’s Boaters competing. In a closely contested final The Chiltern Centre narrowly beat Mencap Meteor Club.

Henley Herald September 2023