Thames Challenge Cup
VenueHenley Royal Regatta, River Thames
LocationHenley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
Dates1868 – present

The Thames Challenge Cup is a rowing event for men's eights at the annual Henley Royal Regatta on the River Thames at Henley-on-Thames in England. It is open to male crews from a single rowing club.[1][2]

Boat clubs from any university, college or secondary school are not permitted, neither are squad oarsmen seeking selection for F.I.S.A. Heavyweight or Lightweight Championships. A crew may not include oarsmen who have rowed or sculled in an Olympic Games or a F.I.S.A. Senior World Championships for Heavyweights or Lightweights or who have won a medal at World Under 23 Championships (or the World Under 23 Regatta or The Nations' Cup).

Winners

Year Winner Runner-Up
2021 Thames Rowing Club 'A'[3] Molesey Boat Club 'A'
2020 No competition due to COVID-19 pandemic[4]
2019 R.S.V.U Okeanos, Netherlands Thames Rowing Club 'A'
2018 Thames Rowing Club 'A' N.S.R. Oslo, Norway
2017 Thames Rowing Club 'A' Thames Rowing Club 'B'
2016 Molesey Boat Club N.S.R. Oslo, Norway
2015 Thames Rowing Club 'A' RTHC Bayer Leverkusen, Germany
2014 Frankfurter Rudergesellschaft Germania 1869, Germany Sport Imperial Boat Club
2013 Griffen Boat Club Upper Thames Rowing Club
2012 Molesey Boat Club Thames Rowing Club
2011 Upper Yarra Rowing Club, Australia[n 1][5] Star Club
2010 1829 Boat Club West End Rowing Club
2009 Molesey Boat Club Henley Rowing Club
2008 Leander Club Tideway Scullers School
2007 Leander Club Agecroft Rowing Club
2006 London Rowing Club "A" Tideway Scullers School
2005 Henley Rowing Club Lady Elizabeth Boat Club, Ireland
2004 London Rowing Club "A" R.C Reuss Luzern, Switzerland
2003 Homberger Ruderklub, Germany London Rowing Club
2002 Leander Club Nottinghamshire County Rowing Association 'A'
2001 Royal Club Nautique de Gand, Belgium Thames Rowing Club
2000 Molesey Boat Club "A" Crabtree Boat Club
1999 Molesey Boat Club "A" Crabtree Boat Club
1998 London Rowing Club Bowbridge Boat Club
1997 Nottingham Boat Club Neptune Rowing Club
1996 Neptune Rowing Club Wallingford Rowing Club
1995 Imperial College Boat Club University of Washington, USA
1994 Brown University, USA Goldie Boat Club
1993 Nottinghamshire County Rowing Association Isis Boat Club
1992 Lea Rowing Club Goldie Boat Club
1991 University of Pennsylvania University of London Boat Club
1990 Nottinghamshire County Rowing Association Harvard University USA
1989 University of London Boat Club Ridley College, Canada
1988 Tideway Scullers School Thames Rowing Club
1987 University College, Galway, Ireland Neptune Rowing Club
1986 Ridley College, Canada Imperial College Boat Club
1985 Ridley College, Canada University College, Dublin, Ireland
1984 Cantabrigian Rowing Club Leander Club
1983 University of London Boat Club Koninklijke Rv Sport Gent, Belgium
1982 Charles River Rowing Association, USA Goldie Boat Club
1981 Charles River Rowing Association, USA London Rowing Club
1980 University of London Boat Club London Rowing Club
1979 Leander Club London Rowing Club
1978 London Rowing Club Leander Club
1976 Harvard University USA Henley Rowing Club
1975 Garda Siochana Boat Club, Ireland Harvard University USA
1974 Quintin Boat Club Rob Roy Boat Club
1973 Princeton University, USA Thames Tradesmen's Rowing Club
1972 Harvard University USA Kingston Rowing Club
1971 Harvard University USA Kingston Rowing Club
1970 Leander Club London Rowing Club
1969 Leander Club University of Pennsylvania
1968 Leander Club Cornell University, USA
1967 Cornell University, USA Nottingham & Union Rowing Club
1966 Harvard University USA Isis Boat Club
1965 Isis Boat Club Nottingham Britannia Rowing Clubs
1964 Eliot House, Harvard, USA London Rowing Club
1963 Queens' College, Cambridge Argosies Rowing Club
1962 National Provincial Bank Rowing Club Thames Rowing Club
1961 University of London Boat Club Jesus College, Cambridge
1960 Harvard University USA Detroit Boat Club, USA
1959 Harvard University USA University of London Boat Club
1958 Harvard University USA Thames Rowing Club
1957 Princeton University, USA National Provincial Bank Rowing Club
1956 Princeton University, USA Royal Air Force Rowing Club
1955 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA Royal Air Force Rowing Club
1954 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA Royal Navy
1953 Royal Air Force Rowing Club Imperial College Boat Club
1972 University Pennsylvania, USA Christ's College, Cambridge
1951 University Pennsylvania, USA Ruder. Florsheim-Russelshein, Germany
1950 Kent School, USA Thames Rowing Club
1949 Princeton University, USA Lady Margaret Boat Club
1948 Princeton University, USA Royal Air Force Rowing Club
1947 Kent School, USA Tabor Academy
1946 Imperial College Boat Club Isis Boat Club
1939 Tabor Academy Kent School, USA
1938 Kent School, USA London Rowing Club
1937 Tabor Academy London Rowing Club
1936 Tabor Academy Kent School, USA
1935 London Rowing Club Pembroke College, Cambridge
1934 Thames Rowing Club London Rowing Club
1933 Kent School, USA Bedford Rowing Club
1932 London Rowing Club Imperial College Boat Club
1931 London Rowing Club Magdalen College, Oxford
1930 Vesta Rowing Club Worcester College, Oxford
1929 Brown & Nichols School, USA Thames Rowing Club
1928 Thames Rowing Club Twickenham Rowing Club
1927 Thames Rowing Club Twickenham Rowing Club
1926 Selwyn College, Cambridge Kingston Rowing Club
1925 First Trinity, Cambridge Henley Rowing Club
1924 Maidenhead Rowing Club Twickenham Rowing Club
1923 First Trinity, Cambridge Maidenhead Rowing Club
1922 Worcester College, Oxford Clare College, Cambridge
1921 Christiania RK, Norway Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
1920 Thames Rowing Club Caius College, Cambridge
1914 Caius College, Cambridge Jesus College, Cambridge
1913 Oriel College, Oxford Christ's College, Cambridge
1912 Rowing Club de Paris, France St. John's College, Oxford
1911 First Trinity, Cambridge Twickenham Rowing Club
1910 Anglian Boat Club Clare College, Cambridge
1909 Wadham College, Oxford Oriel College, Oxford
1908 Wadham College, Oxford Christ Church Boat Club
1907 Christ's College, Cambridge Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
1906 Christ's College, Cambridge First Trinity, Cambridge
1905 Thames Rowing Club Kingston Rowing Club
1904 Caius College, Cambridge St. John's College, Oxford
1903 Trinity College Dublin Kingston Rowing Club
1902 Trinity Hall, Cambridge Royal School of Mines
1901 Trinity Hall, Cambridge Kingston Rowing Club
1900 Trinity College, Cambridge Trinity College Dublin
1899 First Trinity, Cambridge Kingston Rowing Club
1898 Trinity College, Oxford First Trinity, Cambridge
1897 Kingston Rowing Club Christ Church Boat Club
1896 Emmanuel College, Cambridge Societe d’Encourangement duSport Nautique, FRA
1895 Nereus Rowing Club Molesey Boat Club
1894 Trinity College, Oxford London Rowing Club
1893 Thames Rowing Club Eton College Boat Club & Eton Excelsior Rowing Club
1892 Jesus College, Cambridge Trinity College Dublin
1891 Molesey Boat Club Thames Rowing Club
1890 Thames Rowing Club Molesey Boat Club
1889 Christ Church Boat Club London Rowing Club
1888 Lady Margaret Boat Club Thames Rowing Club
1887 Trinity Hall, Cambridge Thames Rowing Club
1886 London Rowing Club Thames Rowing Club
1885 London Rowing Club Thames Rowing Club
1884 Twickenham Rowing Club Thames Rowing Club
1883 London Rowing Club West London Rowing Club
1882 Royal Chester Rowing Club Reading Rowing Club
1881 Twickenham Rowing Club Eton College Boat Club
1880 London Rowing Club Twickenham Rowing Club
1879 Twickenham Rowing Club London Rowing Club
1878 London Rowing Club Ino Rowing Club
1877 London Rowing Club Thames Rowing Club
1875 London Rowing Club West London Rowing Club
1874 Thames Rowing Club London Rowing Club
1873 Thames Rowing Club London Rowing Club
1872 Thames Rowing Club London Rowing Club
1871 Ino Rowing Club London Rowing Club
1870 Oscillators Club, Kingston London Rowing Club
1869 Oscillators Club, Surbiton row over
1868 Pembroke College, Oxford Radley College Boat Club

Notes and references

Notes
  1. ^ Ex Melbourne University Boat Club
References
  1. ^ "results". Henley Royal Regatta.
  2. ^ "Results". Friends of Henley Rowing.
  3. ^ "Results 2021". Henley Royal Regatta. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  4. ^ "2020 REGATTA CANCELLATION - STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)". Henley Royal Regatta.
  5. ^ George Ellis wins at Henley 2011 Tamar Rowing Club. 10 July 2011. Retrieved 2014-11-14.