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Ideal for regattas and swimming carnivals, the Sydney International Regatta Centre offers world-class aquatic facilities on 187 hectares of native bush and parklands.

Competition lake

Ranked one of the top five rowing and sprint canoe/kayak courses in the world, the Competition Lake at Sydney International Regatta Centre is ideal for regattas and offers competitors fair competition with minimal crosswind.

Features include:

  • 2300-metre length
  • Nine, 13.5-metre wide lanes for rowing, canoeing and kayaking
  • Consistent five-metre depth
  • Rock-coated, wave-absorbing banks
  • Surrounding native trees designed to limit cross winds.

Warm-up Lake

Our 1500-metre Warm-Up Lake gives competitors the chance to train while a race is in progress and a place to cool down after an event, ensuring minimal delays between races. It’s also available for swimming competitions.

Towers, timing huts and pavilion

Event officials, timing judges and commentators get a front-row seat at the Sydney International Regatta Centre. Our start and finish towers and timing huts provide a birds-eye view of competitions and feature a state-of-the-art precision timing and photo finish system. Our spectator pavilion has views of the Competition Lake and seats 1000 people.