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Henley - the most famous regatta in the world

It's the best known regatta in the world and whether you're an Olympian or an amateur - spectator or crew member - then Henley is the place to be. Cary Johnston spoke to those gathered there on day one, including Sarah Winckless, an Olympic Rowing Medallist.

The Henley Royal Regatta for 2017 lasts from Wednesday 28th June to Sunday 2nd July.

Team of analysts help boost rowers' olympic chances

Olympic rowing stars in the South say the introduction of data analytics has helped boost their chances of success at the Rio Olympics.

The team is based at the Redgrave, Pinsent Lake in Caversham. And they now have a team of analysts plotting their assault on next years event.

Andrew Pate has more.

Glover & Stanning extend winning streak to 27 races

The partnership of Glover and Stanning extended their winning streak to 27 races by holding off a strong New Zealand team to win the women's pairs, while the men's eight clinched a dramatic victory as they saw off Germany by just eight hundredths of a second. For Glover and Stanning it was perfect preparation for the World Championships in France in September as they moved into a big early lead and sustained the pressure to win in 6:57.59. Stanning said: "That was really pleasing because Heather called the race perfectly. We knew we were going to attack it because it was the last chance to put down a marker before the World Championships." The men's eight - Matt Gotrel, Constantine Louloudis, Pete Reed, Paul Bennett, Mohamed Sbihi, Alex Gregory, George Nash, Will Satch and cox Phelan Hill - also established an early lead over Olympic champions Germany. And a strong effort in the final stages enabled the British team to keep the Germans at bay as they edged home in 5:33.95. Great Britain also took silver in the men's pairs and bronzes in the women's eight and the men's singles sculls respectively.

Berkshire rower wins bronze medal

Katherine Grainger has won a bronze in Poland Credit: ITV

Katherine Grainger, the Olympic champion from Maidenhead, won a bronze as Britain took several medals at the European Rowing Championships in Poland. She partnered Vicky Thornley to achieve third in the double skulls. Katherine has not raced since winning gold at the 2012 Olympics.


GB Rowing Team announces Championship squad

The weather shone on the GB Rowing Team at Caversham today - who revealed their crews for the European Championships later this month.

All eyes are on the selections as the athletes look ahead to Rio. Kate Bunkall spent the day with the team. She sent this report.

Video: the latest generation of elite rowers

Last month the Olympic rowing champion Katherine Grainger announced she was coming out of retirement and is hoping to take part in the Rio Olympics in 2016. She'll be fighting for a place in the British team alongside the latest generation of elite rowers.

The youngsters who've been selected for the British rowing START programme have to learn to juggle schoolwork with intense training both in the gym and on the water. Penny Silvester has been to see some of them.

Local community 'rows to Monte Carlo' to raise money for charity

Sports Minister Helen Grant joins the crew Credit: Dandelion Time

A local community in Marden has banded together in a 'Herculean effort' to raise money for charity. 500 people rowed for 3 days and two nights, covering a thousand miles - the distance from Marden to Monte Carlo. At busy times 5 rowing machines were going at full pelt. Anyone could participate and families, teams and individuals all from the local community joined in . Many of them had never rowed before but they took to the the challenge. Sports Minster Helen Grant even did her bit.

So far, the event has raised £13,000 for Dandelion Time, a charity which helps traumatised children and their families.

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