2019 water events highlights


2020 Royal Hobart Regatta - 8 to 10th February 2020

The 2020 Royal Hobart Regatta will be the 182nd 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, Galapagos 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.

Regatta action from recent years

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 third 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. The flagship 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.

Click here for the full program of events

(Presently displaying 2019 program, will be updated for 2020 shortly)