Henley-on-Yarra Rowing Regatta

SPECTATORS

Getting There

Racing starts at 9.30am and concludes at approximately 4pm.

Boat House Drive will be closed to all traffic except Boat trailers and MARA authorised vehicles on Henley Day. Parking is available near the Botanical Gardens.

Spectators wishing to arrive by train or the number 1, 5, 8, 16, 64, 67, or 72 tram should alight at Flinders Street Station.

There are a number of options available for spectators at the Australian Henley Regatta. General admission is free and spectators wishing to watch the Australian Henley may proceed anywhere between the Judges' Box and the start.

Catering

The Australian Henley Regatta offers a number of options for catering. Rotary will be selling sausages, soft drinks etc. near MUBC, or for those seeking a more formal setting and a catch up with old Rowing Chums you can enjoy the Rowing Victoria/MARA Marquee on the Henley Lawn (across Boat House Drive opposite the Judges Box). Drinks supplied at Bar Prices.

Admission is available to all and is free to financial MARA subscribers. Subscribers can also enjoy exclusive race and presentation viewing from the MARA enclosure on the Henley Landing near the Judges Box.

Dress code: Blazer, Dress or pants for Ladies and Collar or Blazer for Men is encouraged.

Food Vendors will be located near the Rowing Victoria/MARA Marquee on the Henley Lawn (across Boat House Drive opposite the Judges Box).

A Coffee van will also be available.

Marquees

The tradition of marquees at the Australian Henley began in 1904 when rowing and social clubs could apply for a space to moor their decorated houseboat; first on the north bank, then from 1908 on the south bank at the Henley Landing. Today, clubs, schools, and associated organizations can apply to erect a marquee on the Henley Staging (only) where they can entertain supporters. A space must be booked, applications for club and school marquees on Henley landing close on 14th February 2019. Contact Nick Gall on (03) 9645 0624 or email nick@rowingvictoria.asn.au.

Alternatively, spectators can enjoy the Australian Henley catching up with old Rowing Chums in the Rowing Victoria/MARA Marquee on the Henley Lawn (across Boat House Drive opposite the Judges Box). Drinks supplied at Bar Prices. Admission is available to all and is free to financial MARA subscribers. Subscribers can also enjoy exclusive race and presentation viewing from the MARA enclosure on the Henley Landing near the Judges Box.

Dress code: Blazer, Dress or pants for Ladies and Collar or Blazer for Men is encouraged.

Joining MARA

Membership of MARA began in 1904 with the purchase of subscriptions that entitled the bearer to admission into the members' enclosure. Nowadays, subscriptions run for 4 years and subscribers are entitled to free entry and complimentary drinks in the Rowing Victoria/MARA marquee. Subscribers also have access to exclusive race and presentation viewing from the MARA enclosure located on the Henley Landing near the Judges Box.

Dress Code: Blazer, Dress or pants for Ladies and Collar or Blazer for Men is encouraged.

Subscriptions are now available. For further details contact Stuart Alexander 0439 903 890 or email stuartalexander@hotmail.com.