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The Remenham Challenge

The annual Remenham Challenge is a head of the river race organised by the Remenham Club for crews from all seven founding clubs.

The Remenham Challenge has relatively humble origins having been first set up with a view to establishing an event to enable the clubs to form prospective crews for winter racing, channeling the founding club's traditionally stiff rivalry while at the same time maintaining the friendly, informal athmosphere one associates with the Remenham Club.

The first Remenham Challenge took place in 2000 in Kingston.  The race now takes place (extreme weather permitting of course) on the 'Tideway' section of the Thames river racing from the Chiswick Steps to the Vesta RC flag pole. 

The three Putney based founding clubs (London RC, Vesta RC and Thames RC) take it in turn to host the event which is now held in December each year.

For information on the Remenham Challenge Cup event for women’s VIIIs at Henley Royal Regatta please click here.

Remenham Challenge