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Trading Ketches great footage
Greasy Pole action early 1900s
Great Regatta scenes early 1900s
Cars and huge crowds 1930s
Boat Celebrations early 1900s
Ferries at Regatta 1930s
Wave Ride in 1930s
Rowing eights race 1930s
Ferries in early 1900s
Tower Diving
Horses Ride 1930s
1913 Flagships
Action on foreshore 1930s
Balance Beam
Crowd at centenary Regatta
Crowds on foreshore and terraces
Early cars and crowds
Early Rowing
Lads having fun early 1900s
Navy coming ashore 1930s
Flagships and Seaplanes 1930s
Flying Boat landing 1930s
Foreshore crowds
Keelboat Race 1930s
Merry Mix Ride 1930s
Motor Boat race 1930s
Pillow Fight over water 1930s
River scenes 1930s
Rowing foreshore activity 1930s
Sailors coming ashore 1930s
Small Yachts Race 1930s
Smalls Yachts racing 1930s
Spectators in dinghys
Springboard diving 1930s
Swimming between jetties 1930s
Swimming Excitement 1930s
Swimming race 1930s
Trading Ketches closeup
Trans Derwent Swim finish early 1900s
Water fun 1930s
Woodchopping 1930
Yacht Racing 1930s

The 2019 Royal Hobart Regatta will be the 181st anniversary of the first regatta in 1838. It will feature three days of continuous activity on the River Derwent, Queens Domain and the skies above.

The 7HOFM Riverfire fireworks display will again be on Sunday night - Sunday will be "People's Day" - and will also include the Trans Derwent Swim, power boats, Brierley Marine Chandlery Keelboat Race, Galapogas Duck 700 Twilight Keelboat Race and evening concert.

Images below and throughout the website, are from recent Regattas.

Click on the historic movie clips to the right of this screen to see snippets of the Royal Hobart Regatta's rich heritage.


Rowing eights

An action-packed program is in store for you, with a stage on the foreshore for two days - featuring a large screen projecting live feeds from the water action.

Saturday is Kids and Family day. It starts with a great rowing program, culminating with the famous Denis Mounie Championship Eights. The second annual 2 bridges kayak race follows – a challenging 15km race to the Bowen Bridge and return. There’s a great activity and entertainment program, Makebelieve “Under the Sea” leading the way, performances from the Musical Theatre Crew and a full program of song, dance and kids’ entertainment, and water activities such as the greasy pole and kayak sprints.

Sunday is “People’s Day” starting with the Trans Derwent Swim, the spectacular Power Boats, Navy helicopter wet winching rescue, keelboat racing for the prestigious Sir Thomas Lipton Cup, Regatta Ambassador, Stan Tilley aerobatic display, a full entertainment program followed by more keelboat racing close-up at 6pm with the twilight race starting directly in front of the Regatta Ground. Then launching into the evening’s concert program leading into the fireworks. Sideshows and rides continue into the evening. HMAS Choules is the flagship for 2019. It will be showcased at anchor off the Regatta ground from 7am.

Monday will feature a full program of come-and-try activities on the water around the Regatta foreshore, with sideshows and rides running all day. From 3:30 the Australian Wooden Boat Festival fleet will provide a spectacular parade on the River Derwent.

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