How to enjoy your visit as a spectator

Marlow Regatta, held at Dorney Lake, now famous as the venue for the 2012 Olympic Rowing, is to be held on Saturday 22nd. June 2019. All the races are over the full Olympic distance of 2,000m. Being just before Henley Royal Regatta, we attract most of the top crews from Clubs, Schools and Universities in the UK, plus some from abroad. In the past, we have seen crews from Australia, USA, and even China, as well as from the Continent. Races are programmed every five minutes, so there is always a race coming down the course. The usual range of refreshments are available from either mobile units alongside the course, or from the very comfortable Lake View room above the Boathouse, which as well as having a licensed Bar, also gives splendid views of all the activity on the boating rafts, and a view right down the course.

Please read the following, but if you have further questions please e-mail or phone 01628 525977.

Spectators enjoying the 2010 Marlow Regatta

Regatta Shop

Directions to Marlow Regatta at Dorney Lake

Three ways that you can experience the Regatta as a spectator

1. Just come along and watch

Admission to the course is by car, for which a charge of £12 is made, regardless of how many occupants; we like to encourage the “green” practice of car-sharing! You will also receive a free programme, which gives full details of all the crews and race times. The Car Park is alongside the Lake, where a well surfaced path allows you to walk the whole length, from Start to Finish, with a race passing you every five minutes.

2. Become a Subscriber – get the best views - plus other benefits.

If you want to be certain of a prime car parking space and a really good view of the racing, then this is possible, by becoming a Subscriber to the Regatta. Subscribers can pre-purchase reserved Car Park spaces (ideal for picnics).  A variety of food is available from mobile units near the Finish and also from the Boathouse Lake View Room, which in addition to a licensed Bar, affords a view down the entire length of the course. We do ask Subscribers and their guests to maintain a reasonable dress standard. See below for further details.

3. Book a Club Marquee

If you are coming as a group of Club supporters, then it is possible to book a spot for you to erect your own small marquee. This can then act as a focal point for all the Club’s supporters, alumni and competitors to gather, and generate some real Club Spirit! Click here to download an application form, or here to place an order on-line.

Marlow Regatta Ltd. Registered in England and Wales- Registered Number 08725456


At Marlow Regatta at Dorney Lake, we aim to perpetuate some of the traditional Regatta atmosphere, by providing a Subscribers Tent where the Regatta Subscribers can relax, whatever the weather, and enjoy a superb view of the racing.

The minimum subscription is £32, for which you will receive one Subscriber’s badge and one Guest badge. Additional Guest badges are available at £16.00 each. There is no upper limit to the number of guests. These allow access to the Subscribers’ tent, which is for our supporters (Subscribers and Sponsors) and their Guests. Refreshments are available from mobile units near the Finish. A wider range, including a licensed Bar, is available from the Lake View Room, which above the Boathouse.

Subscribers may also order “Buffet Packages”, priced at £11.00 and £16.00, which will be available from the Prize tent at lunch time. (Click  for details)

We encourage Subscribers, Sponsors and their Guests to follow a “smart casual” dress code, whilst recognising that some may wish to keep to the traditional Club blazer and “whites” i.e. the iconic Henley Royal Regatta code.


Reserved, course-side, car park spaces are available at £30 per 3m bay. These have proved very popular, being adjacent to the course, with good views of the racing, and are ideal for picnic parties. Unreserved spaces in the general Car park will be available on the day at £12 per car, regardless of the number of passengers. We aim to give a free programme to each car coming on site (worth £5.00).

To place orders, please go to the “Regatta Shop” tab.

For further information please e-mail or call 01628 525977.

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Marlow Regatta Ltd. Registered in England and Wales- Registered Number 08725456

Club Marquees

At Marlow Regatta at Dorney Lake, there is a great opportunity for your Club to invite parents, VIP’s and Alumni along, to see your crews perform at a high quality event, raced on the 2012 Olympic course. We feel that the Regatta is fairly unique in being able to offer this course –side opportunity for you to promote your Club and engage with your Club’s supporters, and thus promote your current projects.

The Club Marquees sites range in price from £105 to £195 (no increase on 2018), depending upon the size of space you require. Full details are available on the downloadable application form. It includes a few car park spaces which are for your support vehicles. Your Guests would pay to park in the general car park, and walk to your Club marquee.

We will be extending the Public Address system to cover the area of the Club Marquees.

We hope that you will give this idea some serious consideration. For further details please email, or phone 01628 525977 (Day/Eve)

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