The Temple on Temple Island, the iconic starting point of Henley Women's Regatta.
Henley Women's Regatta, often appreviated to "HWR" or "Women's Henley", is a rowingregatta held at Henley-on-Thames, England. It was first held in 1988, as a response to the absence of women's events at Henley Royal Regatta at that time. While Henley Royal Regatta now offers three women's events, Women's Henley has continued to build and expand. Henley Women's Regatta now lasts three full days, and includes time trials for over-subscribed events.
Henley Women's Regatta is held on the Thames River at Henley, ultilising the same, but shortened, boomed course as Henley Royal. The Henley Women's Regatta course runs for 1,500m in comparison with Henley Royal's 2112m. The Henley Women's Regatta course begins at the top of Temple Island and has its finish line in front of the Remenham Club, where the Friends of Henley Women's Regatta enclosure is located. It takes place over a Friday, Saturday and Sunday in mid to late June.
Since 2004 the regatta has offered Intermediate, Senior and Elite categories instead of College, Club and Open. Junior categories are also offered. In 2011 the regatta also began to offer Adaptive events.