England - Henley-on-Thames - English boating at Regatta.
A family risk their safety near a larger cruiser while passing-by in a tiny motorised boat on the River Thames during the Henley Royal Regatta boat races, England. The father and children float past the larger vessel that could badly damage their boat in a collision. The river is busy on Regatta weekend and vessels of all shapes and sizes occupy an otherwise narrow stretch of water in rural Oxfordshire. Parties and good-humour on-board the cruisers still means that river laws and good behaviour must be followed to avoid accidents. In 1829 a boat race challenge was held between teams representing the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. The venue chosen was a straight stretch of the Thames at the small town of Henley-on-Thames. Now held July and is one of the main dates on the sporting calendar and social season for the hoi polloi.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download