London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom with a population of 62.7 million (July 2011 est.). The River Thames flows through the center of London. London is a leading global city with one of the world’s largest financial centres alongside New York. Famous landmarks include: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; Westminster Abbey; Greenwich, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.
Rowing in the UK
British Rowing is the governing body for rowing. Rowing in Scotland and Wales is governed and organized nationally by Scottish Rowing and Welsh Rowing, but when representing Great Britain’s interest to the international rowing federation, FISA, British Rowing is the umbrella organization. Today, 55,000 people in the UK participate in rowing at least once a week. More than 300 British Rowing events and activities take place each year. There are over 520 British Rowing clubs in the UK catering for all ages and abilities at the same time as offering many different types of rowing.
About Dorney Lake
Dorney Lake is a modern world-class rowing and flat-water canoeing centre set in a 450-acre parkland near Windsor. It is the venue for the Rowing and Kayak events in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. Dorney Lake was conceived as an idea by Eton College rowing teachers in the 1960's. They thought that a still-water rowing course would offer greater safety than the River Thames, with its fast currents, varying widths and increasing traffic. Over 40 years later their dream came true. Planning took place over several years between the 1980's and 1990's and construction started in 1996. The lake was finished in 2006. The Lake is 2,200 metres long and has eight lanes each 13.5 meters wide. Dorney Lake has hosted the Rowing World Cup 2005, the Coupe de la Jeunesse 2005 and the World Rowing Championships 2006. It will also be the venue for rowing at the London 2012 Olympics.
2011 Events Bulletins
Click here for real time data from the Dorney Lake meteorological station.
|Sunrise||0522 - 0536?||for period of 30 July to 7 August?|
|Sunset||2055 - 2040||for period of 30 July to 7 August?|
|Average Humidity?||56.15%?||for period of 30 July to 7 August, between 2000 and 2009|
|Wind Direction?||SSE to SSW||for period of 30 July to 7 August, between 2000 and 2009|
|World Rowing Junior Championships boat classes|
|Junior Men||(JM)||1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 4-, 8+, 4+|
|Junior Women||(JW)||1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 4-, 8+|
World Rowing Championships are open to all member federations. A rower may compete in a Junior rowing event until 31st of December of the year in which he reaches the age of 18.