Grand Challenge Cup

The Grand Challenge Cup is a rowing competition for men's eights. It is the oldest and best-known event at the annual Henley Royal Regatta on the River Thames at Henley-on-Thames in England. It is open to male crews from all eligible rowing clubs. Two or more clubs may combine to make an entry.

Grand Challenge Cup
Grand Challenge Cup Medal 1937.jpg
The Prize Medal of the 1937 Grand Challenge Cup
VenueHenley Royal Regatta, River Thames
LocationHenley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
Dates1839 – present

The event dates from 1839 and was originally called the "Henley Grand Challenge Cup". The Stewards resolved that a Silver Cup, for which they incurred 100 guineas,[n 1] was to be competed for annually by amateur crews in eight-oared boats. One of the prize medals awarded at the first race was donated to the Regatta in 1969 and is on display in the Prize Tent.

The Grand Challenge Cup has since been competed for annually with the exception of the years affected by the two World Wars. The eligibility rules have varied over the years, but the premise that the Cup has always been open to all established amateur clubs has remained at its core. Subject to rowing together long enough heavyweight F.I.S.A. senior national crew members may enter for this event. In its history the Cup has been won by foreign crews 47 times – 14 times by crews from Germany, 11 from the US, 9 from the former USSR, 4 times each by crews from Australia and Canada, 3 times by Belgian crews, twice by a Dutch crew and once each by crews from Bulgaria, Croatia, France and Switzerland. The Leander Club hold the record of 36 wins.

The Cup itself records the names of all winning crews since 1839. The base was added in 1896 and subsequently extended in 1954 and again in 1986. The Book of Honour was added as an integral part of the trophy in 1954. In 1964, the winning Harvard crew of 1914 presented the Regatta with a new cup, identical to the original of 1839, which is now very fragile. This new cup continues to be used as the trophy awarded to the winning crew on finals day.

The current Henley course record is 5:53 set by the winning 2018 entry.[1]

WinnersEdit

1839–1849Edit

1839–1849
Year Winners Crew Runner-up Margin
1839 First Trinity W. R. Gough, W. W. Smyth, S. B. T. Taylor, J. G. Lonsdale, C. Penrose, C. W. Strickland, W. A. Cross, W. Massey (stroke), H. D. Barclay (cox) Oxford Etonian Club ½ l
1840 Leander Club E. Shepheard, W. Wood, S. Wallace, J. Layton, T.L Jenkins, O. Ommanney, C. Pollock, A. Dalgleish (stroke), H. Gibson (cox) Trinity College
1841 Cambridge Subscription Rooms, London Hon. G. Denman, A. H. Shadwell, W. A. Cross, T. A. Anson, W. H. Yatman, W. M. Jones, C. M. Vialls, W. B. Brett (stroke), T. S. Egan (cox) Leander Club foul
1842 Cambridge Subscription Rooms, London W. H. Yatman, A. H. Shadwell, G. C. Uppleby, J. G. Lonsdale, A. S. Ritchie, W. M. Jones, C. J. Selwyn, J. Beresford, (stroke), T. S. Egan (cox) Cambridge University few feet
1843 Oxford University R. Menzies, E. Royds, W. B. Brewster, G. D. Bourne, J. C. Cox, R. Lowndes, G. E. Hughes (st), A. T. W. Shadwell (cox) Cambridge Subscription Rooms 1 l
1844 Oxford Etonian Club W. Chetwynd-Stapylton, W. Spottiswoode, H. Chetwynd-Stapylton, J. Spankie, F. S. Wilson, F. E. Tuke, J. W. Conant, H. Morgan (stroke), A. T. W. Shadwell (cox) Caius College 3 l
1845 Cambridge University G. Mann, W. Harkness, W. S. Lockhart, W. P. Cloves, F.L Hopkins, H. J. Potts, F. M. Arnold, C. G. Hill (stroke), H. Munster (cox) Oxford University 2 l
1846 Thames Club F. W. Blake, W. Field, E. G. Peacock, E. Webb, J. S. Robinson, F Playford, L D. Strutton, J. R.L Walmisley (stroke), G. Walmisley (cox) First Trinity 3-4 l
1847 Oxford University E. G. Moon, M. Haggard, J. Oldham, F. C. Royds, E. G. C. Griffiths, W. King, G. R. Winter, E. C. Burton (stroke), C. J. Soanes (cox) Thames Club 3 l
1848 Oxford University W. G. Rich, M. Haggard, E. J. Sykes, F. C. Royds, G. R. Winter, A. Mansfield, W. H. Milman, E. C. Burton (stroke), C. J. Soanes (cox) Thames Club easily
1849 Wadham College O. Ogle, J. Semple, A. Sugden, E. Johnson, W. H. Humphrey, J. E. Clarke, H. Hodgson, D. Wauchope (st)., C. Ranken (cox) Second Trinity foul

1850–1899Edit

1850–1899
Year Winners Crew Runner-up Margin
1850 Oxford University H. J. Cheales, W. Houghton, J. J. Hornby, J. Aitken, C. H. Steward, J. W. Chitty, E. J. Sykes, W. G. Rich (stroke), R. W. Cotton (cox) r/o
1851 Oxford University W. G. Rich, W. Nixon, J. J. Hornby, W. Houghton, J. Aitken, R. Greenall, E. J. Sykes, J. W. Chitty (stroke), E. C. Burton (cox) Cambridge University 6 l
1852 Oxford University W. F. Short, H. Blundell, H. S. Polehampton, W. H. Coventry, H. Denne, C. Stephens, H. R. Barker, R. Greenall (stroke), F. Balguy (cox) Oxford Aquatic Club
1853 Oxford University W. F. Short, P. H. Moore, W. King, R. J. Buller, H. Denne, P. H. Nind, K. Prescot, W. O. Meade-King (stroke), T. H. Marshall (cox) Cambridge University 18 inches
1854 First Trinity Hon. G. Pepys, J. S. Wood, R. D. Marshall, E. C. Graham, E. Courage, E Macnaghton, R. C. Galton, H. R. Mansel Jones (stroke), W. Wingfield (cox) Wadham College 2 l
1855 Cambridge University P. P. Pearson, E. C. Graham, H. W. Schreiber, E. H. Fairrie, H. Williams, H. F. Johnson, H. Blake, H. R. Mansel Jones (stroke), W. Wingfield (cox) Oxford University 2½ l
1856 Royal Chester P. Maudsley, T. Grindrod, J. Fairrie, E. B. Gibson, E. Dixon, F. French, J. Elsee, J. B. Littledale (stroke), A. Brittain (cox) Lady Margaret easily
1857 London Rowing Club J. Ireland, F. Potter, C. Schlotel, J. Nottidge, J. Paine, W. Farrar, A. A. Casamajor, H. H. Playford (stroke), H. Edie (cox) Oxford University 1¼ l
1858 Cambridge University G. A. Paley, A L Smith, W. J. Havart, D. Darroch, A. H. Fairbairn, R. Lewis-Lloyd, N. Royds, J. Hall (stroke), J. T.Morland (cox) London Rowing Club ½ l
1859 London Rowing Club G. Dunnage, W. Foster, F. Potter, W. M. Dunnage, W. Farrar, J. Paine, A. A. Casamajor, H. H. Playford (stroke), H. Weston (cox) Cambridge University ¾ l
1860 First Trinity G. H. Richards, G. Cox, H. S. Wright, D. Ingles, J. Lyle, T. E.Beaumont, S. Heathcote, N. Royds (stroke), J. T. Morland (cox) London Rowing Club 3 l
1861 First Trinity H. A. Ridgway, T. H. Crampton, H. S. Wright, A. M. Channell, B. P. Gregson, W. C. Smyly, J. G. Buchanan, G. H. Richards (st), J. C. Carter (cox) Trinity College, Oxford 2½ l
1862 London Rowing Club H. Hood, W. Stout, G. P. R. Grubb, G. Ryan, C. Boydell, A. Hodgson, F. Fenner, G. R. Cox (stroke), E. Weston (cox) Trinity College, Oxford 3 l
1863 University College J. H. E. Smith, A. Brassey, J. E. Parker, J. M. Collyer, R. A. Seymour, A. E. Seymour, F. H. Kelly, J. H. Forster (stroke), W. Glaister (cox) Brasenose College 2 l
1864 Kingston Rowing Club C. C. Mowbray, G. F. Meynell, A. Wilson, E. A. Thurburn, W. Seymour, W. R. Griffiths, C. A. P. Talbot, G. Cardale (stroke), C. Walton (cox) University College 1½ l
1865 Kingston Rowing Club C. C. Mowbray, G. F. Meynell, H. B. Middleton, F. Willan, W. Seymour, R. F. Wade, W. B. Woodgate, R. W. Risley (stroke), F. Walton (cox) London Rowing Club 2½ l
1866 Oxford Etonian Club W. P. Bowman, C. S. Newton, W. P. Senhouse, R. G. Marsden, F. Willan, W. W. Wood, A. Brassey, A. H. Hall (stroke), C. R. W. Tottenham (cox) Kingston Rowing Club ¼ l
1867 Oxford Etonian Club M. G. Knight, C. S. Newton, W. P. Bowman, R. G. Marsden, J. C. Thine, W. W. Wood, F. Willan, A. H. Hall (stroke), C. R. W. Tottenham (cox) London Rowing Club 1½ l
1868 London Rowing Club C. Warren, B. P. Scare, J. G. Walker, W. Cross, A. DeL Long, C. Ryan, S. Le B. Smith, F. S. Gulston (stroke), V. Weston(cox) Eton College 1½ l
1869 Oxford Etonian Club W. Farrer, F. F. Armitstead, R. W. B. Mirehouse, A. G. P. Lewis, F. Willan, A. C. Yarborough, W. D. Benson, S. H. Woodhouse (stroke), E. E. Grubbe (cox) London Rowing Club 2 l
1870 Oxford Etonian Club W. Farrer, F. E. Armitstead, S. H. Woodhouse, A. G. P. Lewis, J. C. Tinne, A. C. Yarborough, R. W. B. Mirehouse, W. D. Benson (stroke), E. E. Grubbe (cox) London Rowing Club 1¼ l
1871 Oxford Etonian Club F. E. H. Elliot, W. Farrer, M. A. Farrer, J. W. McClintock Bunbury, J. Edwards-Moss, A. G. P. Lewis, S. H. Woodhouse, F. E. Armitstead (stroke), E. E. Grubbe (cox) London Rowing Club 1½ l
1872 London Rowing Club S. Le B. Smith, C. E. Routh, C. S. Routh, B. P. Scare, R. M. Barton, John B. Close, A. DeL Long, F. S. Gulston (stroke), V. Weston (cox) Kingston Rowing Club 6 l
1873 London Rowing Club C. E. Routh, C. S. Routh, James B. Close, W. F. Pitchford, R. :Barton, John B. Close, A. DeL Long, F. S. Gulston (stroke), V. Weston (cox) Eton College 3 l
1874 London Rowing Club B. Horton, C. S. Routh, C. E. Routh, E. B. Parlour, A. DeL Long, F.L Playford, S. Le B. Smith, F. S. Gulston (stroke), V. Weston (cox) Eton College ⅔ l
1875 Leander Club P. J. Hibbert, W. Davy, E. A. Phillips, A. W. Nicholson, C. S. Read, H. E. Rhodes, C. W. Benson, J. H. D. Goldie (stroke), E. O. Hopwood (cox) Molesey Boat Club 2 l
1876 Thames Rowing Club R. H. Labat, J. Howell, G. C. Gordon, C. C. Cream, W.L Slater, J. A. :Robertson, W. H. Eyre, J. Hastie (stroke), E. A. Safford (cox) Jesus College, Cambridge 1 l
1877 London Rowing Club B. Horton, C. H. Warren, E. Slade, A. Trower, A. DeL Long, F. S. Gulston, S. Le B. Smith, F.L Playford, (stroke), W. F. Sheard (cox) Thames Rowing Club 1¼ l
1878 Thames Rowing Club J. C. Sutherland, J. G. Jones, E. C. Otter, B. J. Angle, G. H. Scales, W. Nottebohm, W. H. Eyre, J. Hastie (stroke), E. A. Stafford (cox) Jesus College, Cambridge 2 l
1879 Jesus College, Cambridge L R. Jones, W. W. Baillie, C. N. Armytage, C. Fairbairn, E. A. Phillips, C. Gurdon, T. E. Hockin, E. H. Prest (stroke), R. Williams (cox) Kingston Harbor Boat Club easily
1880 Leander Club R. H. Poole, L R. West, F. H. Capron, H. Sandford, J. H. T. Wharton, H. B. Southwell, T. C. Edwards-Moss, W. A. Ellison (stroke), G.L Davis (cox) London Rowing Club 1½ l
1881 London Rowing Club P. Adcock, W. A. D. Evanson, C G. Ousey, W. W. Hewitt, H. Butler, W. R. Grove, H. H. Playford, jun., F.L Playford (stroke), W. F. Sheard (cox) Leander Club 1 l
1882 Exeter College, Oxford W. C. Blandy, L Stock, J. A. G. Bengough, A. B. How, H. H. Walrond, R. A. Pinckney, R. S. Kindersley, W. D. B. Curry (stroke), A. B. Roxburgh (cox) Thames Rowing Club 5 l
1883 London Rowing Club G. R. B. Earnshaw, C. E. Earnshaw, W. Bergh, A. S. J. Hurrell, C. G. Ousey, W. R. Grove, J. T. Crier, W. W. Hewitt (stroke), W. F. Sheard (cox) Twickenham 1+ l
1884 London Rowing Club G. R. B. Earnshaw, C. E. Earnshaw, W, Bergh, J. F. Stilwell, H. J. Hill, A. S. J. Hurrell, J. T. Crier, W. W. Hewitt (stroke), W. F. Sheard (cox) Twickenham 3 l
1885 Jesus College, Cambridge H. S. Sanford, L P. Bevan, H. Armitage, E. P. Alexander, J. W. Dickson, A. M. Hutchinson, S. Fairbairn, C. H. Bicknell (stroke), C. E. Tyndale-Biscoe (cox) Twickenham 2 l
1886 Trinity Hall, Cambridge R. McKenna, L Hannen, W. A. D. Bell, P. Landale, J. Walmsley, S. Swann, A. R. Sladen, C. J. Bristowe (stroke), A. G. Salvin (cox) Etonian Club ½ l
1887 Trinity Hall, Cambridge A. R. Sladen, L Hannen, A. Bousfield, C. B. P. Bell, J. Walmsley, S. Swann, P. Landale, C. J. Bristowe (stroke), J. R. Roxburgh (cox) Thames Rowing Club 4 f
1888 Thames Rowing Club B. W. Looker J. W. Fogg- Elliot, P. S. G. Propert, A. S. Falconer, W. Broughton, A. M. Hutchinson, F. E. C. Clark, J. A. Drake-Smith (stroke), E. A. Safford (cox) Leander Club ¾ l
1889 Thames Rowing Club B. W. Looker, B. E. Cole, P. S. G. Propert, A. S. Falconer, W. Broughton, A. M. Hutchinson, F. E. C. Clark, J. Drake-Smith (stroke), E. A. Safford (cox) New College 1 l
1890 London Rowing Club M. W. Mossop, H. W. Reeves, T. E. Coulson, J. Baker, A. G. Aldous, R. S. Farren, R. S. Bradshaw, G. B. James (stroke), W. F. Sheard (cox) Brasenose College 1¾ l
1891 Leander Club W. F. C. Holland, J. A. Ford, V. Nickalls, Lord Ampthill, G Nickalls, W A L Fletcher, R. P. P. Rowe, C. W. Kent (stroke), L S. Williams (cox) London Rowing Club 1 l
1892 Leander Club H. B. Cotton, J. A. Ford, W. A. Hewett, C. M. Pitman, G Nickalls, W A L Fletcher, R. P. P. Rowe, C. W. Kent (stroke), J. P. Heywood-Lonsdale (cox) Thames Rowing Club 3 l
1893 Leander Club W. F. C. Holland, T. G. Lewis, C. T. Fogg-Elliott, J. A. Ford, W. B. Stewart, W A L Fletcher, R. O. Kerrison, C. W. Kent (stroke), L S. Williams (cox) London Rowing Club 1¾ l
1894 Leander Club H. B. Cotton, J. A. Ford, M. C. Pilkington, C. M. Pitman, W. B. Stewart, J. A. Morrison, W. E. Crum, C. W. Kent (stroke), D. Powell (cox) Thames Rowing Club ½ l
1895 Trinity Hall, Cambridge T. B. Hope, J. A. Bott, W. J. Fernie, F. C. Stewart, W. A. Bieber, B. H. Howell, A. S. Bell, D. A. Wauchope (stroke), T. R. Paget-Tomlinson (cox) New College ⅓ l
1896 Leander Club C. W. N. Graham, J. A. Ford, H. Willis, R. Carr, T. H. E. Stretch, G Nickalls, W. F. C. Holland, H. G. Gold (stroke), H. R. K. Petchell (cox) Thames Rowing Club 2¼ l
1897 New College, Oxford J. J. de Knoop, G. O. Edwards, R. O. Pitman, A. O. Dowson, C. K. Philips, H. Thorpe, W, E, Crum, H. Whitworth (stroke), C. P. Serocold (cox) Leander Club 2 f
1898 Leander Club H. A. Steward, W. B. Rennie, J. A. Tinne, H. A. Game, C D Burnell, H. Willis, C J D Goldie, H. G. Gold (stroke), H. R. K. Petchell (cox) First Trinity ¾ l
1899 Leander Club R. O. Pitman, E. A. Beresford-Peirse, H. W. M. Willis, H. A. Game, C D Burnell, R. Carr, C. K. Philips, H. G. Gold (stroke), G S Maclagan (cox) London Rowing Club 1¼ l

1900–1949Edit

1900–1949
Year Winners Crew Runner-up Margin
1900 Leander Club R. O. Pitman, H. U. Gould, Viscount Grimston, F. W. Warre, C D Burnell, J. E. Payne, M, C. Thornhill, F. O. J. Huntley (stroke), G S Maclagan (cox) Trinity College ½ l
1901 Leander Club C. A. Willis, H. J. du Vallon, W Dudley Ward, G. M. Maitland, C D Burnell, J. E. Payne, C J D Goldie, R. B. Etherington-Smith (stroke), G S Maclagan (cox) University of Pennsylvania, USA 1 l
1902 Third Trinity W. H. Chapman, V. P. Powell, C J D Goldie, P. H. Thomas, J. Edwards-Moss, C W H Taylor, W Dudley Ward, J. H. Gibbon (stroke), W. H. Brown (cox) Leander Club 1½ l
1903 Leander Club H. Sanger, T. Drysdale, B. C. Cox, F. S. Kelly, R. B. Etherington-Smith, F. W. Warre, F. J. Escombe, A. K. Graham (stroke), G S Maclagan (cox) Third Trinity 6 f
1904 Leander Club W. H. Chapman, F. S. Kelly, B. C. Johnstone, C W H Taylor, F. J. Escombe, P. H. Thomas, A. K. Graham, R H Nelson (stroke), G S Maclagan (cox) New College 1 l
1905 Leander Club A. K. Graham, F. S. Kelly, B. C. Johnstone, G. Nickalls, F. J. Escombe, P. H. Thomas, R. B. Etherington-Smith, R H Nelson (stroke), G S Maclagan (cox) Royal Club Nautique de Gand 2¼ l
1906 Royal Club Nautique de Gand Urbain Molmans, Albert Heye, Alphonse Van Roy, Guillaume Visser, Max Orban, Rémy Orban, O. de Somville, Rodolphe Poma (stroke), Raphael Van der Waerden (cox) Trinity Hall, Cambridge 3 l
1907 Royal Sport Nautique de Gand P. de Geyter, Guillaume Visser, U. Molmans, A. Van Roy, F. Vergucht, P. Veirman, O. de Somville, Rodolphe Poma (stroke), R. Colpaert (cox) Christ Church, Oxford 1 l
1908 Christ Church, Oxford A. G. B. Cherry-Garrard, W. A. Akers, F. E. Villiers, A. C. Gladstone, G. E. Hope, E. Majolier, H. R. Barker, C. A. Gladstone (str.), A. St. J. M. Kekewich (cox) Eton College 1½ l
1909 Royal Club Nautique de Gand U. Molmans, Guillaume Visser, St. Kowalski, Rémy Orban, F. Vergucht, P. Veirman, O. de Somville, M. M. R. Poma (str.), A. Vanlandeghem (cox) Jesus College, Cambridge 1 l
1910 Magdalen College, Oxford M. M. Cudmore, L. G. Wormald, J. H. E. V. Millington-Drake, W. D. Nicholson, D. Mackinnon, A. S. Garton, E. R. Burgess, P. Fleming(str.), A. W. F. Donkin (cox) Jesus College, Cambridge 2 l
1911 Magdalen College, Oxford E. R. Burgess, C. Bailieu, L. G. Wormald, J. A. Gillan, D. Mackinnon, A. S. Garton, A. G. Kirby, P. Fleming (str.), H. B. Wells (cox) Jesus College, Cambridge 2¼ l
1912 Sydney Rowing Club J. A. Ryrie, S. Fraser, K. Heritage, T. Parker, H. Hauenstein, S. A. Middleton, H. Ross-Soden, R. B. Fitzhardinge (str.), R. G. K. Waley (cox) Leander Club ¾ l
1913 Leander Club A. C. Gladstone, S. E.Swann, L. G. Wormald, E. D. Horsfall, C. S. Clark, A. S. Garton, F. F. V. Scrutton, G. E. Tower (str.), H. B. Wells (cox) Jesus College, Cambridge 1 l
1914 Harvard University, USA L. Saltonstall, J. Talcott, H. H. Meyer, H. S. Middendorf, J. W. Middendorf, D. P. Morgan, L. Curtis, C. C. Lund (str.), H. Kreger (cox) Union Boat Club, USA 1¼ l
1915–1919 no races (WWI and aftermath)
1920 Magdalen College, Oxford H. C. Irvine (bow), Hon. B. L. Bathurst, S. Earl, A. T. M. Durand, W. E. C. James, R. S. C. Lucas, G. O. Nickalls, E. D. Horsfall (str.), W. H. Porritt (cox)[2] Leander Club 2 l
1921 Magdalen College, Oxford H. C. Irvine (bow), R. Armstrong-Jones, S. Earl, A. T. M. Durand, W. E. C. James, R. S. C. Lucas, G. O. Nickalls, E. D. Horsfall (str.), W. H. Porritt (cox)[3] Jesus College, Cambridge 1 l
1922 Leander Club P. H. G. H.-S. Hartley (bow), H. O. C. Boret, G. O. Nickalls, D. T. Raikes, A. B. Ritchie, R. S. C. Lucas, Hon. J. W. H. Fremantle, E. D. Horsfall (str.), W. H. Porritt (cox) [4] Thames Rowing Club 1 l
1923 Thames Rowing Club C. G. Chandler, R. G. Bare, J. Beresford Jnr., C. H. Rew, A. F. Long, K. C. Wilson, H. L. Holman, S. I. Fairbairn, J. Godwin (cox) Pembroke College, Cambridge ⅓ l
1924 Leander Club D.C. Bennett, G. Milling, H.O.C. Boret, J.E. Pedder, H.R. Carver, R. S. C. Lucas, G. O. Nickalls, W.P. Mellen, R.T. Johnstone (cox) Jesus College, Cambridge 6 f
1925 Leander Club G. Milling, H.O.C. Boret, S.K.N. Craig, A.D.B. Pearson, H.B. Playford, R. S. C. Lucas, G. O. Nickalls, W.P. Mellen, G.D. Clapperton (cox) Thames Rowing Club ¼ l
1926 Leander Club G.E.G. Gadsden, C.R.M. Eley, K.N. Craig, H.O.C. Boret, H.R. Carver, A.D.B. Pearson, G.O.Nickalls, T.D.A.Collet, G.D.Clapperton (cox) Lady Margaret 2 l
1927 Thames Rowing Club H.E. West, G.D. Smith, D. Wheeler, H.M. Lane, D.H.L. Gollan, J.C. Badcock, G.C. Killick, J. Hamilton, J. Godwin (cox) London Rowing Club ¾ l
1928 Thames Rowing Club J. Hamilton, G.O. Nickalls, J.C. Badcock, D.H.L. Gollan, H.M. Lane, G.C. Killick, J. Beresford Jnr., Harold West, Arthur Sulley First Trinity 1½ l
1929 Leander Club E. Norman-Butler, R.J. Elles, H.R. Carver, T.R.B. Sanders, J.C. Holcroft, J.B. Collins, C.E. Wool-Lewis, T.A. Brocklebank, J.K. Brock (cox) Thames Rowing Club 2 l
1930 London Rowing Club R. Close-Brooks, E.G.L. Howitt, G.H. Crawford, H.C. Boardman, H.R,A. Edwards, A.J. Harby, F.M.L. Fitzwilliams, T.N. O'Brien, J.A. Brown (cox) Leander Club 1½ l
1931 London Rowing Club R. Close-Brooks, T.D.M. Boyland, D. St.J. Gogarty, P.N. Carpmael, H.R.A. Edwards, A.J. Harby, F.M.L. Fitzwilliams, E.G.L. Howitt, P.B. Geoghegan (cox) Thames Rowing Club ⅓ l
1932 Leander Club Tom Askwith, D Haig-Thomas, C J S Sergel, D H E McCowen, K M Payne, H R N Rickett, W A T Sambell, L Luxton, J M Ranking Thames Rowing Club ½ l
1933 London Rowing Club R.J.D. Forbes, T.D.M. Boyland, P.N. Carpmael, G. Bigland Wood, P.H. Jackson, E.G.L. Howitt, D.H. Mays-Smith, T.Turner, W.H.W. Cane (cox) Berliner Ruderclub, Germany ¼ l
1934 Leander Club J.H.C. Powell, J.M. Couchman, J.H. Lascelles, A.V. Sutcliffe, P.Hogg, K.M. Payne, D.J. Wilson, W.G.R.M. Laurie, J.N. Duckworth (cox) Princeton University, USA ¾ l
1935 Pembroke College, Cambridge T.R.M. Bairstow, M.G. Pascalis, G.M. Lewis, G.C. Wells, A.D. Kingsford, D.G. Kingsford, J.H.T. Wilson, N.P. Rough, H. Walmsley (cox) Leander Club 1¾ l
1936 Zurich Rowing Club, Switzerland W. Schweizer, F.Feldman, R. Homberger, O. Neuenschwander, H. Betsschart, H. Homberger, A. Homberger, K. Schmid, R. Spring (cox) Leander Club 1¼ l
1937 Rudergesellschaft Wiking Berlin, Germany U. Beir, H. Friedrich, H. Braun, R. Mosch, G. Vols, W. Loeckle, H.J. Hannemann, H. Schmidt, F.W. Mayer (cox) Jesus College, Cambridge ½ l
1938 London Rowing Club M.P. Lee, H.C. Fraser, J.H. Pinches, R.Parker, P.H. Jackson, W.F. McMichael, T.R.M. Bristow, P.L.M. Hartley, D.R. Rose (cox) Trinity Hall 1⅓ l
1939 Harvard University, USA W.B. Pirnie, J.R. Richards, D. Talbot, R.L. Fowler, W.N. Kernan, S. Gray, R. Stevens, J.G. Wilson, G.H. Shortlidge (cox) Argonaut Rowing Club, Canada 3 l
1940–1945 no Races (WWII)
1946 Leander Club R.M.T. Raikes, A.J.R. Purssell, P. Bradley, H.W. Mason, R.D. Burnell, R.M.A. Bourne, P.N. Brodie, N.J. Bradley, G.D. Clapperton (cox) Ruder Club Zurich, Switzerland ¾ l
1947 Jesus College, Cambridge D.C. Bray, G.S.S. Ludford, D.V.L.H. Odhams, F.L. Whalley, G.C.Thomas, J.P. Whalley, N.S. Rogers, C.B.R. Barton, D.S.M. Harriss Roevereeniging de Delftsche Sport 1¼ l
1948 Thames Rowing Club R.C. Morris, J.R. Johnson, J.L. Sangster, U. Burkhard, H.W. Rushmere, T.H. Christie, A.S.F. Butcher, P.C. Kirkpatrick, J.G. Dearlove Jesus & Pembroke Colleges 2½ l
1949 Leander Club J.G.C. Blacker, R.M.T. Raikes, J.R.L. Carstairs, J.R.W. Gleave, W.A.D. Windham, R.D. Burnell, P.A. de Giles, P. Bradley, Alan Palgrave-Brown (cox) Thames Rowing Club 1 l

1950–1999Edit

1950–1999
Year Winners Crew Runner-up Margin
1950 Harvard University, USA C.T. Asp, K. Keniston, C.O. Iselin, E. Reynolds, S.E. Hedberg, J.E. Slocum, G.H. Gifford, L.B. McCagg, W.T. Leavitt (cox) Studenten Toeivereeniging Njord 1¼ l
1951 Lady Margaret Boat Club H.H. Almond, J.S.M. Jones, J.R. Dingle, D.D Macklin, E.J. Worlidge, R.F.A. Sharpley, N.B.M. Clack, C.B.M. lloyd, P. Prestt (cox) DRS Laga, Holland 1 l
1952 Leander Club D.D. Macklin, A.L. Macleod, N.B.M. Clack, R.F.A. Sharpley, E.J. Worlidge, C.B.M. Lloyd, W.A.D. Windham, D.M. Jennens, J.F.K. Hinde (cox) Sydney Rowing Club ½ l
1953 Leander Club D.D. Macklin, R.M.S. Gubbins, P.A. de Giles, D.A.T. Leadley, E.A.P. Bircher, C.G.V. Davidge, W.A.D. Windham, G.A. H. Cadbury, J.F.K. Hinde (cox) USM des Transports, France ¾ l
1954 Krylia Sovetov, USSR E. Brago, V. Rodimushkin, S. Amiragov, I. Borisov, E, Samsonov, B. Vaysberg, A Komarov, V. krukov, N. Kolosovskiy (cox) Leander Club 2½ l
1955 University of Pennsylvania, USA J.E. Weise, H.L. Parker, B.W. Fitzpatrick, C.J. Schaffer, A.T. Friend, F.M. Betts, B.A Crocco, F.S. Lane, J.L. De Gurse (cox) Vancouver Rowing Club, Canada ⅓ l
1956 Centre Sportif des Forces de Armee, France <small. S. Marcuzzi, E. Clerc, R. duc, M. Bas, E. leguery, J. Vignon, M. Houdayer, R. Massiasse, J. Vilcoq (cox) Roddklubben Three Towns 1 l
1957 Cornell University, USA J.M. van Horn, R.W. Staley, D.F. Davis, O.S. Simpson, W.J. Schumacher, C.W. Chapman, G.F. Ford, P. T Gravink, C.W. Schwarz (cox) Yale University, USA ½ l
1958 Trud Leningrad, USSR[5] O. Vasiljev, Y. Rogozov, Y. Popov, G. Brjulijgart, Y Cherstvy A. Antonov, G. Guschenko, B. Federov, Y. Poljiakov (cox) Leichhardt Rowing Club 2½ l
1959 Harvard University, USA Thames Rowing Club 2¾ l
1960 Molesey Boat Club, Oxford University ⅓ l
1961 Central Sport Club of the USSR Navy, USSR Leander Club 1 l
1962 Central Sport Club of the USSR Navy, USSR Cannottieri Moto Guzzi, Italy ⅓ l
1963 University of London Cornell University, USA ¾ l
1964 Club Zjalghiris Viljnjus, USSR University of London easily
1965 Ratzeburg Rowing Club, West Germany Vesper Boat Club, USA ½ l
1966 TSC Berlin, East Germany Tideway Scullers School ½ l
1967 SC DHfK Leipzig e.V., East Germany Tideway Scullers School 2½ l
1968 University of London Oxford University 3 l
1969 SC Einheit Dresden, East Germany[6] University Pennsylvania, USA ¾ l
1970 ASK Vorwärts Rostock, East Germany[7] GSR Aegir, Holland ½ l
1971 Tideway Scullers School M Cooper , D Gramolt, R Massara, N Hornsby, W Almand, C Pierce, M Tebay, R 'D' Findlay, A Inns (c) Cairo Police Rowing Club 2⅓ l
1972 WMF Moscow, USSR Николай Суматохин, Александр Мартышкин, Александр Рязанкин, Александр Рязанкин, Виктор Мельников, Беньяминас Нацевичюс, Миндаугас Вайткус, Виктор Левчин, Александр Высоцкий, Виктор Михеев (р) Northeastern University, USA ⅔ l
1973 Trud Leningrad, USSR Konstantin Yegorov (s), Anushavan Gassan-Dzhalalov, Valeriy Akimov, Vladimir Solovyov, Victor Smolev, Andrey Onezhskiy, Victor Kovrov, Victor Lazutkin, Igor Rudakov (c); coach Kirill Putyrskiy Northeastern University 2⅔ l
1974 Trud Kolomna, USSR[8] Leander & Thames Tradsmens ½ l
1975 Leander Club & Thames Tradesmens Harvard University, USA 2 l
1976 Thames Tradesmens Leander Club ⅔ l
1977 University of Washington, USA Leander Club & Thames Tradesmens 1 l
1978 Trakia Club, Bulgaria University of Washington, USA ¾ l
1979 Thames Tradesmens & London Yale University 2⅓ l
1980 Charles River Rowing Association, USA Waiko & Wairau Rowing Clubs 1¼ l
1981 Oxford University & Thames Tradesmens A.C.D Wiggin, A. Whitwell, R.P. Yonge, N.B. Rankov, J.A. Justice, C.J. Mahoney, M.D. Andrews, J.L. Bland (s), C.P. Berners-Lee (c) Leander & Tyrian ½ l
1982 Leander & London University of London & Tyrian ½ l
1983 London & University of London Cambridge University 4 l
1984 Leander & London D. McDougall, C. Mahoney, S. Hassan, J. Pritchard, A. Clift, C. Roberts, M. McGowan, A. Whitwell (s), M. Teather (c) University of Washington, USA 3 l
1985 Harvard University, USA Neil Oleson, Daniel Grout, Arthur Hollingsworth, George Hunnewell, Richard Kennelly, Curt-Michael Pieckenhagen, Andrew Hawley, Andrew Sudduth (s), Devon Mahoney (c), Harry Parker (coach) Princeton University, USA 3⅔ l
1986 Nautilus Rowing Club University of Pennsylvania, USA ¾ l
1987 Soviet Army, USSR Ridley Boat Club, Canada 1⅓ l
1988 Leander & University of London Australian Institute for Sport 1 foot
1989 RC Hansa von 1898 Dortmund Dinamo, USSR 3 l
1990 RC Hansa von 1898 Dortmund Leander & University of London 2 l
1991 Leander & Star Club[9] Dinamo & Soviet Army, USSR 2½ l
1992 University of London[9] Ruderklub Wannsee, Germany 1¾ l
1993 RC Hansa von 1898 Dortmund[9] Cambridge University & University of London 2¾ l
1994 Charles River RA and San Diego RC, USA[9] SN Compiegne & D’Encouragement, France easily
1995 San Diego Training Center, USA[9] A. Holland, M. Peterson, R. Kaehler, C. McKibben, J. Brown, D. Smith, F. Honebein, J.W. Koven (s), S. Segaloff (c) Leander & Molesey ⅓ l
1996 Imperial College & Queen's Tower[9] S. J. Wall, R. Dunn, S. Dennis, L. Attrill, L. Grubor, D. Gillard, M. J. B Kettle, P.M. Wilson (s), J. E. Goodwin (c) RSR Skadi & Wageningsche SR Argo 2 l
1997 NSW & Australian Institute of Sport[9] Robert Walker, Geoff Stewart, Alastair Gordon, David Porzig, James Stewart, Daniel Burke, Drew Ginn, Richard Wearne (s), David Colvin (c) Berlin & Tegel RC, Germany 3 l
1998 RC Hansa von 1898 Dortmund & Berliner Ruderclub[9] S d’Encouragement dSN & EN d’Bordeaux, FRA 2½ l
1999 RC Hansa von 1898 Dortmund & Berliner Ruderclub[10] Leander & Queen's Tower ½ l

2000 onwardsEdit

2000 onwards
Year Winners Crew Runner-up Margin
2000 Australian Institute of Sport, Australia[11] Daniel Burke, Jaime Fernandez, Alastair Gordon, Rob Jahrling, Matthew Long, Mike McKay, Nick Porzig, Stuart Welch (s), Brett Hayman (c) Leander & Queen's Tower 1½ l
2001 H.A.V.K. Mladost and V.K. Croatia, Croatia[12] Damir Vučičić, Oliver Martinov, Tomislav Smoljanović, Nikša Skelin, Siniša Skelin, Krešimir Čuljak, Igor Boraska, Branimir Vujević, Silvijo Petriško (c) Sydney Rowing Club & Univ of Technology, Sydney 4¾ l
2002 Victoria City RC & University of Victoria, Canada[13] Matt Swick, Kyle Hamilton, Ben Rutledge, Andrew Hoskins, Adam Kreek, Jeff Powell, Joe Stankevicius, Kevin Light (s) Brian Price (c) RC Hansa von 1898 Dortmund & R. Munster ½ l
2003 Victoria City RC, Canada[14] Joe Stankevicius, Kevin Light, David Calder, Kyle Hamilton, Ben Rutledge, Andrew Hoskins, Adam Kreek, Jeff Powell (s), Brian Price (c) Princeton T.C, USA 2¾ l
2004 Hollandia Roeiclub[15] Matthijs Vellenga, Gijs Vermeulen, Jan-Willem Gabriëls, Daniël Mensch, Geert-Jan Derksen, Gerritjan Eggenkamp, Diederik Simon, Michiel Bartman (s), Chun Wei Cheung (c) Harvard University, USA ⅔ l
2005 Dortmund Rowing Center[16] J Urban, Sebastian Schulte, Stephan Koltzk, Jan-Martin Bröer, Jan Tebrügge, Ulf Siemes, Thorsten Engelmann, Andreas Penkner (s), Peter Thiede (cox) Moseley & Oxford Brookes ⅔ l
2006 Hollandia Roeiclub[17] Leander Club & Oxford Brookes 1 l
2007 Shawnigan Lake RC & Victoria City RC, Canada[18] Kyle Hamilton, Adam Kreek, Dominic Seiterle, Malcolm Howard, Jake Wetzel, Andrew Byrnes, Ben Rutledge, Kevin Light, Brian Price (c) Australian Institute of Sport 1¼ l
2008 Kingston RC, Canada & Victoria City RC, Canada[19] Anthony Jacob, Conlin McCabe, Will Dean, Blake Pucsek, Chris Aylard, Will Crothers, Stephen Connolly, Rob Gibson, Ronan Sabo-Walsh (c) University of Southern California 2 l
2009 Leander & Molesey[20] Tom Broadway, James Clarke, James Orme, Peter Marsland, Tom Wilkinson, Tom Burton, Tom Solesbury, Tom Ransley, Phelan Hill (c) Princeton T.C & California RC ½ l
2010 RC Hansa von 1898 Dortmund[21] Gregor Hauffe, Maximilian Reinelt, Kristof Wilke, Florian Mennigen, Richard Schmidt, Lukas Müller, Toni Seifert, Sebastian Schmidt, Martin Sauer (c) Waiariki RC & Tideway Scullers School 1¾ l
2011 RC Hansa von 1898 Dortmund[22] Gregor Hauffe, Maximilian Reinelt, Kristof Wilke, Florian Mennigen, Richard Schmidt, Lukas Müller, Toni Seifert, Sebastian Schmidt, Martin Sauer (c) Leander & Moseley 1 l
2012 California Rowing Club, USA [22] Brendan Shald, Brad Bertoldo, Spencer Crowley, Derek Johnson, Andrew Melander, Ryan Monaghan, Silvan Zehnder, Andrew Gallagher, Alexandra Olijnyk (c) Brown University, USA 1¼ l
2013 Leander & Moseley[23] Andrew Triggs Hodge (s), Tom Ransley, Dan Ritchie, Pete Reed, Will Satch, Moe Sbihi, Alex Gregory, George Nash, Phelan Hill (c) University of Washington 1 l
2014 Leander & University of London[24] Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell, Tom Ransley, Paul Bennett, Matt Gotrel, Pete Reed, C Louloudis, Matthew Tarrant, Will Satch, Phelan Hill (c)[25] Club France 1½ l
2015 Leander & Moseley Will Satch (s), George Nash, Alex Gregory, Moe Sbihi, Paul Bennett, Pete Reed, Constantine Louloudis, Matt Gotrel, Phelan Hill (c) RC Hansa von 1898 Dortmund 2¾ l
2016 Hollandia Roeiclub Dirk Uittenbogaard, Boaz Meylink, Kaj Hendriks, Boudewijn Röell, Olivier Siegelaar, Tone Wieten, Mechiel Versluis, Robert Lücken, Peter Wiersum (c) Nautilus ¾ l
2017 Passau & Treviris Trier, Germany Johannes Weißenfeld, Felix Wimberger, Max Planer, Torben Johannesen, Jakob Schneider, Malte Jakschik, Richard Schmidt, Hannes Ocik, Martin Sauer (c) Leander & Newcastle University 1 l
2018 Georgina Hope Rinehart NTC, Australia Angus Moore, Timothy Masters, Alexander Purnell, Josh Booth, Joshua Hicks, Spencer Turrin, Jack Hargreaves, Alex Hill (s), Kendall Brodie (c) CS Dinamo București & CSA Steaua București ¾ l
2019 Waiariki Rowing Club, New Zealand Hamish Bond, Mahe Drysdale, Stephen Jones, Shaun Kirkham, James Lassche, Matt MacDonald, Brook Robertson, Philip Wilson, Sam Bosworth(c) Leander Club & Oxford Brookes 1 l
2020 No competition due to COVID-19 pandemic[26]
2021 Oxford Brookes[27] Freddie Davidson, David Ambler, Sam Nunn, Henry Blois-Brooke, Ollie Wilkes, Sam Bannister, Tom Digby, David Bewicke-Copley, Harry Brightmore (c) Taurus and Tyrian easily

Notes and referencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ The amount paid was after the withdrawal of the guinea, a gold coin, in 1816 and is nominally equivalent to £9,308 in 2019 (auto-updates).
References
  1. ^ "Regatta Records | Henley Royal Regatta". www.hrr.co.uk. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  2. ^ "A Wet Henley – Five Oxford Victories". The Times. 5 July 1920. p. 7.
  3. ^ "Henley Regatta. The Grand Won By Magdalen". The Times. 4 July 1921. p. 7.
  4. ^ "Henley Royal Regatta. The Grand Won By Magdalen". The Times. 10 July 1922. p. 5.
  5. ^ "Der Sport in Zahlen" [Sport in Numbers]. Berliner Zeitung (in German). 14 (155). 8 July 1958. p. 4. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  6. ^ "DDR-Siege in Henley im Achter und Einer" [GDR victories in Henley in the eight and single scull]. Berliner Zeitung (in German). 25 (184). 6 July 1969. p. 7. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  7. ^ "UdSSR dominierte" [USSR dominated]. Neue Zeit (in German). 26 (158). 7 July 1970. p. 8. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Sowjetische Erfolge bei Henley-Regatta" [Soviet successes at Henley Regatta]. Berliner Zeitung (in German). 30 (186). 8 July 1974. p. 1. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h Recent Winners, The Grand Challenge Cup, Henley Royal Regatta, http://www.hrr.co.uk Archived 7 October 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Results 1999, The Grand Challenge Cup, Henley Royal Regatta, http://www.hrr.co.uk
  11. ^ Results 2000, The Grand Challenge Cup, Henley Royal Regatta, http://www.hrr.co.uk
  12. ^ Results 2001, The Grand Challenge Cup, Henley Royal Regatta, http://www.hrr.co.uk
  13. ^ Results 2002, The Grand Challenge Cup, Henley Royal Regatta, http://www.hrr.co.uk
  14. ^ Results 2003, The Grand Challenge Cup, Henley Royal Regatta, http://www.hrr.co.uk
  15. ^ Results 2004, The Grand Challenge Cup, Henley Royal Regatta, http://www.hrr.co.uk
  16. ^ Results 2005, The Grand Challenge Cup, Henley Royal Regatta, http://www.hrr.co.uk
  17. ^ Results 2006, The Grand Challenge Cup, Henley Royal Regatta, http://www.hrr.co.uk
  18. ^ Results 2007, The Grand Challenge Cup, Henley Royal Regatta, http://www.hrr.co.uk
  19. ^ Results 2008, The Grand Challenge Cup, Henley Royal Regatta, http://www.hrr.co.uk
  20. ^ 2009 Winners, The Grand Challenge Cup, Henley Royal Regatta, http://www.hrr.co.uk
  21. ^ Recent Winners of Henley Royal Regatta http://www.hrr.co.uk
  22. ^ a b Recent Winners of Henley Royal Regatta http://www.hrr.co.uk
  23. ^ "Recent Winners of Henley Royal Regatta". Henley Royal Regatta. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  24. ^ "Recent Winners of Henley Royal Regatta". Henley Royal Regatta. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  25. ^ News Taurus Boat Club, London
  26. ^ "2020 REGATTA CANCELLATION - STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)". Henley Royal Regatta.
  27. ^ "Results 2021". Henley Royal Regatta. Retrieved 21 October 2021.

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