The National Schools' Regatta is the leading junior rowing event in the UK because of the incredible support of volunteers, coaches, parents and benefactors who have collectively enabled the event to thrive for the last 74 years. Please think about making a donation to enable the event to continue to deliver a first-class competitive experience for thousands of young rowers: Read further.

The May 2021 regatta will be held at:

Dorney Lake

The Sept 2021 NSR Youth Festival:


The National Schools’ Regatta is the UK’s premiere rowing event for junior rowers and will attract 5,000 competitors aged 14 to 18yrs.  NSR is one of the UK’s biggest junior sports events and is taking place at the 2012 Olympic Rowing venue, Dorney Lake.  Competitors from schools and rowing clubs across the UK and Ireland are preparing to race. The May Bank Holiday weekend will hear the “Dorney Roar” this time for school children as they give their best performances.


The racing is competitive, fast, and fun. It is a great weekend for competitors and spectators. National Schools’ Regatta was established in 1947 to offer a valuable racing experience to a wide range of junior crews. It still does. Everyone enjoys the excitement of the competition, from the most junior competitors to the elite young athletes. The atmosphere at every race is electric. Competitors return year after year and many successful international oarsmen and women have started their racing career at National Schools’ Regatta


National Schools’ Regatta is a charitable trust run by a committee of volunteers and is a not-for-profit event. The team ensure every competitor has a first-class regatta experience. Any money raised is put towards the running of the regatta and to help clubs with their junior rowing projects


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