OFFICIALS expect little trouble when crowds flock to the Regatta Centre this weekend to see world's best rowers in action.
The week long Sydney International Rowing Regatta started on Monday.
Penrith police will step up their presence, with five officers on site daily until Sunday for the World Rowing Cup
More than 250 international athletes from 18 countries will compete this weekend.
"As with any event we cover, we'll be providing a presence," a Penrith police spokesman said.
"It has a strong international flavour and isn't a local event. We encourage people going along to enjoy it."
Gina Field and her Nepean Regional Security team are overseeing event security.
Mrs Field said 15 staff on site each day will increase to 40 over the weekend.
Tasks include guarding access points, asset protection, crowd control andmanaging VIP functions and traffic.
"We've been flat out but it's great to keep busy," Mrs Field said.
"It's important to mention that local businesses have been embraced by the rowers. Taxis have been running back and forth from the venue."
"We've never had any trouble in our associations with the rowing community and find that the crowds are very well behaved," Ms Field said.
"We are there to ensure it's a safe environment."
She urged spectators to come along and enjoy the event.
"Even if you're not into rowing, there will be lots of stalls and display for families to visit," she said.