Spectator Information

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Spectator information:



Dorney Lake, Eton College Rowing Centre, off Court Lane, Dorney, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 6QP.

  • Exit at Junction 7 follow slip road to roundabout.

  • Turn left onto A4 towards Maidenhead.

  • After traffic lights turn left at roundabout onto B3026, signposted for Dorney and Eton.

  • On sharp left-hand bend, turn right, signposted Dorney Reach.

  • After 400m enter Dorney Lake, Eton College Rowing Centre through large white double gates.

  • Follow perimeter road to left of lake down to the boathouse.

  • Parking officials will direct you from there.


For the duration of the 3-day event a temporary traffic order has been applied for to prohibit vehicles parking on Court Lane.

The road will be marshalled and anyone found to be parking on the restricted highway will be liable to be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice or your vehicle may be towed away.

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Gates Open and Close Times

Friday: 06:00hrs - 21:00hrs

Saturday: 6:00hrs - 21:00hrs

Sunday: 6:00hrs - 21:00hrs

Please do not arrive ahead of time as this blocks traffic on Court Lane.  


Car Parking :

We encourage all spectators to car pool, bring friends and family in as few cars as possible each day. 

Parking for spectators is on the north side of Dorney Lake, giving easy access to view the races.


All Spectator Parking needs to be booked in advance via Eventbrite HERE

For more information please use this link HERE


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School and Club Marquee:

Please see the marquees page for this information. HERE 


If you wish to drop food and tables off at the marquee, each school will be given 2 special passes to do so (They do not give admittance to the site).  Marquee sites will be published in due course.  



Catering outlets will open at 9am on Friday and 8am on Saturday and Sunday. 


Race Timetable or Race Programme:

The draw is available on the Regatta page.



Parents and friends are NOT allowed to follow races on bikes. Doing so will result in that crew being disqualified. 


National Schools' Regatta Shop:

There is official NSR kit for sale (Get there early to avoid disappointment as there is always a high demand and stock runs out fast). 

Or order in advance via our online shop More information HERE


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- Dogs are allowed but must be under control.

- Only gas barbecues are allowed. 

- Bring chairs or a picnic blanket, food and drink. 

- Please remove your waste and recycling after the regatta.