Spectator Information

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.

Gates open: 

Friday: 7:30am.

Saturday: 6:00am.

Sunday: 6:30am.

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

Parking: Prices:

If you book in advance parking is £20 per vehicle per day. These passes can be purchased through the NSR Eventbrite page. Alternatively you can purchase them on the day for £25 per a day for a vehicle. 

When you arrive, you will be directed to parking spaces. Disabled parking is available but limited.

The regatta cannot be held liable for parking tickets issued to those who leave their vehicle on the public highway on the approach roads to the lake entrance.  

Schools' marquee: 

Please see the marquees page for this information. 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. 


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. 

Clothing stalls:

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). 


- 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.