Watersports in Nottingham
|| If you fancy being
the next Steve Redgrave then where better to start your
training than at the National Water Sports Centre [map] in Nottingham.
Situated in 270 acres of parkland on the River Trent,
just outside the city centre, this place has some of the
best water sports facilities on the planet. Among the
highlights are a 2,000-metre regatta lake, canoe slalom course, water ski lagoon and ski
tow, and a multi-purpose sports hall, making this centre
a training haven for the country’s leading
water sportsmen and women.
The main water-based governing bodies, including the Amateur
Rowing Association, British Canoe Union, and British Water Ski, all have a base at the centre
and make regular use of the facilities.
In addition to this, the centre plays host to a number
of events throughout the year, which are well worth checking
out if you’re a water sports fan. These include
a number of canoeing events such as the Olympic Slalom
Selection race, the National Sprint Regatta and the Nottingham City Regatta.
As well as providing a base for athletes to train and
an arena for leading championships, the National Water
Sports Centre also offers a unique team building experience
for any organisation. With 35 bedrooms, a campsite and
a number of conference suites, this is a great place for
a moral boosting weekend.
So whether you’re planning a seminar, want to watch
some great sporting action or want to try out for Great
Britain’s Olympic team, this is the place to be.