Selkie Henley Classic

Selkie Henley Classic


Registration now open for the Selkie Henley Classic on

Sunday 27th June 2021

The Selkie Henley Classic is a magical, iconic 2.1km upstream swim held on the Henley Royal Regatta boomed course, very early on the Sunday morning before the Tuesday start of the Henley Regatta.

In this event, you will have the unique opportunity to swim one of the most famous and beautiful stretches of open water in the world - at dawn. You will arrive at the event in darkness, the event village adorned in twinkly lights and once ready, you will walk the 1/4 of a mile to the start, where you will head into the sunrise, the first wave being led by torch carrier. 

After your swim you can come back to the event village where you can tuck into some well-deserved bacon or veggie-option butties and pat each other on the back for achieving something super cool!

These prices are Early Bird prices and they won't be around for long!

If you were entered for the Selkie Henley Classic this year and opted to receive a credit note, do not register this way. You should have already had an email from us about how to claim your 2021 place and you have until 31st October to register. If you didn’t receive an email from us, please contact and ask to re-send.


Henley Regatta Site, Henley on Thames, RG9 2LY

Date / Time
Sunday, June 27, 2021
06:00 am

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