The summer social calendar is well underway with the 164th Henley Royal Regatta. Rowers from across the world - including Olympic medalists are taking part in the five day event on the River Thames. Watch Chris Maughan's report.
Rowing teams from across the world will take part in the Henley Royal Regatta today.
Unlike all other rowing events, the teams at Henley will have to race on a knock-out basis by rowing two abreast over a 2,112m long course.
The Henley Royal Regatta begins today with more than 200 races to take place in the next few days.
Thousands of visitors are expected to attend the five-day event, which will see races of an international standard taking place.
The 164th Henley Royal Regatta begins today. The event will see rowers from all over the world competing on the River Thames. Many of those taking part will have participated in last year's Olympic rowing events.
The racing on Wednesday 3rd July will involve the world's top university, club and school rowers.
A team of Hampshire students have qualified to be one of eight boats competing at Henley Regatta.
Xanthe Weatherhead and her crew from Reading Rowing Club qualified for one of the four remaining places at the world-recognised event.
With four pre-qualified crews, the team were up against 17 other squads, including international opponents from USA and Ireland, who hoped to win one of the four coveted remaining places on the Henley course.
The Reading Rowing Club are an average of two years younger than the remaining boats and have made history as the first female crew to ever qualify for the Henley Royal Regatta.
The girls will be competing in the quarter finals race at Henley this Friday.
Video: our first pictures from Henley Regatta.
Selected athletes: Tom Aggar, Maidenhead; Nick Beighton, Yateley; Sam Scowen, Wokingham; Pamela Relph, Aylesbury; Lily Van den Broecke, (cox) Oxford.
Pictures are coming in from Henley Regatta, where races are taking place this morning.