Monkton Bluefriars

Training | Head Races | Regattas

This event has a website.

There is a Google map for this event.

Nottingham - National Watersports Centre has its own web site

The National Schools Regatta has its own website which has details about the regatta, including the draw and results.

To get to The National Watersports Centre

Leave M1 at 21A (immediately after Leicester Forest East services). Keep on the A46 in the direction of Newark until you arrive at the roundabout offering A52 Nottingham.
HPNWSC is on the A52 to the South East of Nottingham.

Leave M1 at junction 24. The A453 will take you to Nottingham (approx. 10 miles).
Once in West Bridgford (the area south of the River Trent) you need to leave on the A52 (towards Grantham).
HPNWSC is on your left after about two miles. (Follow the brown signposts.)

Exit 24 of the M1 is still the best place to head for. Follow directions as North.

Try to approach Nottingham on the A52 (as from Grantham).
HPNWSC lies on this road about 2 miles from the city.

Supporters' Marquee

Supporters usually gather at the Monkton Tent.

In 2015 the tent will be at Position 26, which is on the SOUTH side of the lake; Our tent is at the end nearest to the finishing line. (see the Google map, where tent position 29 is marked. 28 is adjacent to this. This is in the same area we have been in since 2009. (See NSR website>spectators>marquees).

There is room for only two or three cars next to the Marquee; These spaces are reserved for boat club vehicles, not for spectators. Please note the instructions from the regatta about the car route to the Marquee.

We usually have a barbecue and other food.

On the Grassy Bank (North Side) pitches run from the finish line towards the start. Numbers 1 9 are at the rear of the parking area. Numbers 10 25 run from the scoreboard along the top of the ridge towards the start.

On the Grassy Bank (South Side of the course) numbers 26 37 are beyond the bus stop. Vehicle access to these is via Adbolton Lane, past the main entrance to the Centre and after about 600 metres turn left down the lane leading to the ski-tow lake. The route is clearly signposted. Car park charges are the same on either side of the course.

Spectators may wish to leave vehicles in Car Park B (free) and walk through to the viewing area alongside the south course road. This is the best place for Monkton parents to park. To get there, fork right as you approach the course (note that most cars go left at this point to park on the grassy bank); drive past the entrance to the trailer park on your left. You will also see trailers on the right. Go on past the entrance to the main buildings; go on about 200 m then turn left into the car park. After parking the car, walk to the back left-hand corner of the car park and walk through to the course. (see Google map). The Monkton tent is the 1st one you will come across.

We normally have food and drinks available at the tent. Supporters sometimes bring food to supplement what we get centrally. It is a great help to know roughly how many people we need to cater for, so please get in touch before the event to let us know if you will be there and if you will supply some food towards the picnic.

Please bring camping chairs, unless you want to stand all day!

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