Dorney Lake is recognised as one of the finest world rowing and flat-water canoeing venues and has been selected to host those events in the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
It has already hosted the Rowing World Cup and the Coupe de la Jeunesse 2005. In 2006 the World Rowing Championships were held at Dorney Lake and this event was recognized as being of the highest standard for a rowing event held outside the Olympics.
Eton College Boat Club is based at the Lake all year round as their training venue. Other users include the British Rowing and Kayak High Performance Teams which train or are assessed here, many of whom are training for 2012.
There are 20 state and independent schools which are part of a Junior Aquatics Initiative and train in rowing, canoeing or dragon boating. Over 2,000 children and young people have now taken part under this Initiative. Junior rowers, aged nine to 18, can apply individually to join Dorney Boat Club. Eton College also runs Summer Rowing Courses at Dorney Lake. For details please contact us.
Dorney Lake is a sporting asset to the nation. It promotes water sports, rowing and canoeing at grass roots and on to the highest performance levels. I am inspired by the activities I see implemented at the Lake and am proud to be involved and associated with them.
... from beginners to top-level athletes, are provided at modest cost, as is the high-quality tuition. Ergometers (rowing machines) in the Boathouse gymnasium permit all-weather training that can be linked to a screen for indoor races, offering all-round non-impact fitness activities recommended as being the one of the best ways of maintaining fitness.