175th Royal Hobart Regatta

175th Royal Hobart Regatta, 9-11 February 2013 Queens Domain Hobart and Derwent River

The 175th Royal Hobart Regatta will see three days of fantastic continuous activity on the Derwent River and Queens Domain. All of our events organisers are planning something special for the 175th and we are bringing back some of our traditional features such as the Greasy Pole Tug of War and Wooden Dinghy racing.

Guinness World Record attempt

Our Tasmanian kayakers and canoeists are trying for a Guiness World Record for the most number of kayaks and canoes launched simultaneously. The launch of over 300 kayaks and canoes will happen at Bellerive Beach on Saturday 9th February 2013 at 10am, they will paddle to a start line in front of the Regatta, race towrads the Tasman Bridge and then return to finish in front of the Regatta.

Rowing feature program

Rowing Tasmania will feature races with traditional wooden rowing shells as well as a corporate challenge on Saturday from 7:45am. Monday will feature a full program of racing culminating in the handicap eights with up to 20 crews.

The Royal Hobart Regatta has joined forces with the Australian Wooden Boat Festival to showcase three feature events including:

Sailpast of wooden boats and tall ships on afternoon of Friday 8 February 2013

Wooden dinghy race from Royal Hobart Regatta to Australian Wooden Boat Festival 11:15am Saturday 9 February 2013

Classic wooden speedboat race from Royal Hobart Regatta to Australian Wooden Boat Festival at 11am Monday 11 February 2013, following a display of the speedboats at the Regatta foreshore from 10am.

Sailing spectacular

The yachting program starts with the keelboat fleet starting the Bruny Island Race in front of the Regatta Ground at 9:30am on Saturday.

Peoples Day on Monday will bring the keelboat fleet out again on a course that keep the combined clubs fleet within sight of the Regatta Ground and within the same part of the Derwent the smaller yachts will also be racing – to give Regatta patrons a great spectacle of sail.

At 5pm in the evening on Monday, the Geilston bay Boat Club will run a twilight keelboat race starting at the Regatta Ground.

Power Boats action

The power boats program has been moved to Sunday morning to allow an earlier start and enable Tasmanias fastest oats to compete, many of the come from the North of the state.

If you like speed, spectacular action of the noise of high powered motors, get to the Regatta Ground early on Sunday.

There’s something for everyone at the 175th Royal Hobart Regatta.