Princess Grace Challenge Cup
The Princess Grace Challenge Cup is a rowing event for women's quadruple sculls at the annual Henley Royal Regatta on the River Thames at Henley-on-Thames in England. It is open to female crews from all eligible rowing clubs. Two or more clubs may combine to make an entry.
The event is named after Princess Grace of Monaco who was the Academy Award winning American actress Grace Kelly. Upon marrying Rainier III, Prince of Monaco in 1956, she became Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco, but was generally known as Princess Grace of Monaco. Her father John Kelly, Sr. was an Olympic rowing gold medal winner, and her brother John Kelly, Jr. won the Diamond Challenge Sculls at Henley in 1947 and 1949.
A year before the Princess's untimely death in 1982 she was invited to present the prizes at the Royal Regatta.
The Princess Grace Challenge Cup was first presented in 2003 by The President of the Australian Olympic Committee John Coates. In 2004 Grace's son Prince Albert of Monaco gave out the prizes at the Royal Regatta.
|2013||- Leander Club & Minerva Bath Rowing Club, England||Polly Swann, Victoria Meyer-Laker, Frances Houghton, Helen Glover|
|2012||- National Rowing Centre of Excellence, Australia|
|2011||- Princeton Training Center "B", USA|
|2010||- Gloucester Rowing Club & Leander Club, England|
|2009||- Leander Club & Westminster School, England|
|2008||- Wallingford Rowing Club & Reading University, England|
|2007||- South Australian Institute of Sport, Australia|
|2006||- Marlow Rowing Club & University of London, England|
|2005||- TSSKA Ukraine, Ukraine|
|2004||- Leander Club & University of London, England|
|2003||- TSSKA Ukraine, Ukraine|
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