Henley Royal Regatta 2022: The 7 Newcastle crews competing at a prestigious rowing event

All eyes are on Henley-on-Thames this week and Newcastle’s representative rowers

All eyes in the rowing world will be on Henley Royal Regatta this week as the prestigious rowing event returns in full force.

After Henley Women's Regatta and Henley Qualifiers last week, full side-by-side regatta racing begins today, Tuesday, June 28.

The six-day rowing bonanza sees half the number of competitors whittled down each day until the final races on Sunday.

Crews from all across the globe fly over to Henley-on-Thames to take part in the event, which has been running since 1839.

The course stretches over 2,112 metres and sees banks packed with well-dressed spectators.

Henley Royal Regatta may be nearly 300 miles away from Newcastle, but there is a handful of crews from Tyneside representing the North East this week.

With the event putting on a live stream every day (watch here), Geordies can follow talent from the region easily online.

Here are the boats to look out for.

Tyne A. R. C. in the Wyfold Challenge Cup

Tyne Amateur Rowing Club is taking part in the Wyfold Challenge Cup for 4- crews.

Matthew Crooks, Tom Campbell, Adam Kennedy and Alex Shaw began their Henley campaign on Tuesday.

The Tyne boat turned in an impressive performance to beat Nottinghamshire County R.A. in the early evening and will race again on Wednesday.

Newcastle University A in the Temple Challenge Club

Newcastle University remains the most competitive club in the region with an ambitious programme led by coach Angelo Savarino.

The Blue Star will compete in the competitive event for student 8+ crews.

Charlotte Kirby, George Thompson, Harry Fraser-Urquhart, Jack Gilligan, Stan Andrews, Tom Brumwell, Edward Sanderman, George Prior and Daniel Woodrow will kick off their competition on Tuesday.

The crew will race against Edinburgh University at 7:35 pm in a late battle.

Tyne A. R. C. in the Thames Challenge Cup

The Newburn-based boat club also has an 8+ competing in the Thames Challenge Cup.

It's another event that begins on Wednesday, meaning an extra day of waiting for friends, family and supporters to see how they get on.

The crew will race Minerva Bath Rowing Club on Wednesday.

Tyne A. R. C. in the Wargrave Challenge Cup

The Tyne A. R. C. Women's 8+ had to go through qualifying to make it into the draw for the Wargrave Challenge Cup but were triumphant last week.

Ellie Hayes, Hannah Cowie, Elspeth Chatto, Erin Temple, Beth Dyer, Katherine Bulmer, Anna Van de Braak and Jen Peacock will begin their Henley adventures when the category begins on Wednesday against Thames Rowing Club.

Newcastle University in the Prince Albert Challenge Cup

This year Newcastle University has put their top rowers in the Prince Albert Challenge Cup for 4+ crews.

Three of this year's crew are returning after making the final in the competition last year.

The boat is made up of Sam Shuker, Bruce Turnell, Kevin Hinkle, Joe Adamson and Oliver McChesney and will race Nereus Rowing Club from the Netherlands when the category begins racing on Wednesday.

Newcastle University A in the Island Challenge Cup

NUBC's top Women's 8+ will compete in the Island Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta.

The category doesn't start racing until Wednesday when they take on Brown University from Rhode Island, USA, with a race time to be announced.

Representing the Blue Star in the boat will be Lauren Russell, Rachel Bradley, Frances Munro, Izzy Lack, April Lemmon, Jessica Proctor-Crozier, Anna Colley, Holly Youd and Hannah Hills.

The Island Challenge Cup is one of the Regatta's newest events, only running for the second year in 2022 after women's events were introduced for the first time in 2021.

Newcastle University B in the Temple Challenge Cup

The Blue Star's 2nd 8 were the first crew from the region to race this week.

They took on Nereus Rowing Club at 10:10 am on Tuesday, but unfortunately bowed out of the competition, being beaten by a comfortable four lengths.

The crew was made up of Lauren Russell, Stan Cannons, Alexander Davies, Daniel Jones, Henry Cross, Sam O'Connor, Aidan Wilson, Antony Buchanan and Alex Millard.