T-Birds rowing returns to Henley Royal Regatta – University of British Columbia
VANCOUVER – For the first time since 2019, the UBC Thunderbirds will compete at the upcoming Henley Royal Regatta, one of the world’s most prestigious rowing events.
Taking place between June 28 and July 3 in Henley-on-Thames, the Henley Royal Regatta attracts thousands of spectators from around the globe for one of the oldest rowing events anywhere, dating back to 1839.
The UBC Thunderbirds will enter the Temple Challenge Cup with their men’s open weight 8+ crew. This event is specifically geared toward college and university programs with past participants including Oxford, Yale, and Washington. The ‘Birds’ men’s 8+ has remained undefeated in Canada for five consecutive years and will be looking to maintain this standing as they race for gold against some of the best collegiate crews from around the globe.
UBC will also enter an open weight women’s 8+ crew and a lightweight women’s 2x to compete in the Island Challenge Cup and the Stonor Challenge Trophy, respectively. Like the Temple Challenge Cup, the Island Challenge Cup features standout collegiate crews across the world. The UBC women have had significant success within Canada, winning the overall national championship banner for the third consecutive year including the open women’s 8+ event.
Starting Tuesday, June 28, follow along as the T-Birds compete in the historic Henley Royal Regatta by staying tuned to both @ubcmensrowing and @ubcwrowing on Instagram where you will find links to live results and live stream information.