At NSR, we pledge to make the 2020 Regatta the most sustainable weekend yet, but we need every competitor and supporter to help us achieve this.  Once again, we are calling on everyone; Coaches, competitors, parents, and NSR volunteers to help us reduce waste and let us have a #cleansweep for this year's National Schools' Regatta.

A Clean Sweep
43% less waste

​Support the NSR Waste Reduction and Recycling initiative #PushingforaCleanSweep

Please Do:

  • Bring reusable water bottles filled with water. There will be static tanks to top up your drinking water but bring some water with you.

  • Bring big filled water containers for cooking.

  • Embrace Tupperware!  Only bring what you intend to eat and take the rest home!  Everyday we throw away mountains of uneaten sandwiches and other pre-packaged food that has not even been opened.

  • Take away your own waste and recycling, thereby saving NSR costs with tonnes of your waste removal. 

Please Don't:

  • Bring single use bottles. 250kg, is the amount of plastic that enters the world’s oceans every second. There will be plastic recycling bins on site for those unavoidable use of plastic.

  • Throw away unwanted food onsite. Please take it home with you.

  • Throw plastic bottles into the water. We find them every year.

Of course, we are not alone in the rowing community concerned by the environmental impact of our sport.  There are scores of clubs and schools looking at ways to keep our water clean and free from rubbish. FISA and World Rowing are raising awareness about the stewardship of our waterways where ever we row. They have allied with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature to tackle this important issue. 

 Please see the link below for further information: 

World Rowing's Clean Water initiative.