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Our Lakes

Aerial view of the lakes at Sydney International Regatta Centre

At Sydney International Regatta Centre, you can be sure of a world-class rowing experience. Our waterways have been voted some of the best in the world for rowing and sprint kayaking. They’re also ideal for swimming training, sailing, model boating, SUPs and everything in between.

Warm-up Lake

Unique to Sydney International Regatta Centre, our 1500-metre Warm-Up Lake gives competitors the chance to train while a race is in progress. It also gives competitors a place to cool down after an event, ensuring minimal delays between races. The Warm-Up Lake is perfect for a range of activities that include:

  • Rowing
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Sailboarding
  • Canoe polo
  • Catch and release fishing competitions
  • Swimming events

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 offers competitors fair competition with minimal crosswind.

Features include:

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

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.