HRR is probably the focus of most rowing club's season. Representing their club at this prestigious event is often the pinnacle of most club rower's careers. It is also a chance to socialise and swank around in pink trousers, lairy blazers, posh frocks and big hats – see "A Day at Henley Royal Regatta".
Cygnet is in the very fortunate position of having very good friends who, not only owns a house halfway down the course but are also very generous in inviting club members and friends to join them at this most exclusive of enclosures for the Friday of the regatta – as long as we remain on our best behaviour of course.
Attendees are expected to bring their own drinks but a large communal picnic is usually co-ordinated. It is a very relaxed afternoon chatting, eating, drinking, people watching and for the truly dedicated, even watching some rowing! If you're lucky The Chaiman won't make a speech.