Spectators and coaches

Do I need to purchase a ticket in advance of the Regatta? If so, how much are the tickets and where are they available from?

Entry badges for the enclosure areas may be purchased on the day at the gate. Admission is £5 per day for adults on Saturday and Sunday and for 2016 free for children under the age of 18 years.  On Friday adults pay a reduced admission price of £2. 

Where should I park?

Car parking is available in the car parks on the either side of the course in Car Park B on the south side and the Family Fun Car Park on the north side. Signs will be in place to direct you to the appropriate gate.  Please ensure you use the car parking facilities and do not park on any of roads surrounding NWSC with double yellow lines as parking wardens are often present on event days. The National Water Sports Centre charges for parking at a daily rate of £5 per vehicle.  There is no charge for towing vehicles transporting boats to/from the Regatta or for parking these vehicles in the dedicated trailer parks. Competitors and spectators must not park in the main car park.

Do I need a car parking pass in advance to gain access to the Regatta? If so how much are they and where are they available from?

Car parking is available in the car parks on the either side of the course in Car Park B on the south side and the Family Fun Car Park on the north side. Signs will be in place to direct you to the appropriate gate.  The National Water Sports Centre charges for parking at a daily rate of £5 per vehicle payable to the parking stewards at the gate.  There is no charge for towing vehicles transporting boats to/from the Regatta or for parking these vehicles in the dedicated trailer parks. Competitors and spectators must not park in the main car park.

May I put up a gazebo or club marquee on the site and, if so, where and how much will it cost?

Please see the Juniors section for further details of how to book a gazebo pitch for the Junior Championships.

Please see the Seniors section for further details of how to book a gazebo pitch for the Senior Championships.

What catering facilities are available?

There is a café within the Centre Building which provides hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks.  On Saturday and Sunday this opens at 7.30am and closes 30 minutes after the last race.  The restaurant closes at 4pm on Friday (hot food served until 2pm).  In addition, there is a licensed bar next to the restaurant which is open from 6.30pm until 11pm (10.30pm on Sundays).

May I use a barbeque?

Only gas barbeques may be used within the grounds.

Where may I buy a programme?

Printed programmes will not be produced.  All details are contained on this website.  The Event Information Leaflet contains a map of the site and other useful information. A Race Schedule sheet will be published each morning and will be available free of charge at the Regatta.

What time does racing finish?

The race timetable will be published on this website and on the notice boards outside the Registration Office and near the Finish Tower. You should check these for updates each day. As a guide, racing is expected to finish by 18:00 on Friday and Saturday, and by 16:30 on Sunday.

Where is the best place to watch the racing?

The two best places to watch racing are: (1) the seating area by the Finish and Victory Ceremonies Area on the right hand side of the main building as you face the water; and (2) the Country Park on the opposite side to the Lakeside Building where you can walk or cycle along the course and follow a race.

May I cycle / drive along with the race?

At Nottingham:
Cycling is permitted on the country park side of the course (opposite side to the buildings). There is no public access to the road on the other (buildings) side whilst racing is in progress. You must not ride motorbikes or drive other vehicles on either side of the course. Cyclists should be aware of and must at all times give way to official Regatta service vehicles.

At Strathclyde:
Strathclyde Country Park has a cycle path along the length of the course, but please take care as the park is open to the general public.  Cycling is not permitted below the Finish Tower into the Boating Area.  The park has a cycle hire facility.  You must not ride motorbikes or drive other vehicles in the park except on designated roads designed for this purpose.

Where can I view the Book of Champions?

The Book of Champions, which records the names of all winning crews since 1972, is available online on the British Rowing Championships website.