HRR Qualifiers: Friday 26 June 2009
468 crews (450 in 2008) entered the 2009 Henley Royal Regatta. They included 93 Overseas crews (98 in 2008) from 15 different nations.
The leading crews in each event were allotted different divisions of the draw to avoid early clashes. In 13 events oversubscribed, qualifying rounds were held on Friday 26 June to find the best to match them.
228 crews competed for 86 places. For many, this was the pinnacle of their rowing career.