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Royal Hobart Regatta going ahead


Those keen to attend next month's Royal Hobart Regatta need to get their registrations in for a covid-capped event.

After lengthy negotiations with the Tasmanian Government and health authorities, the much-loved riverside festival is set to go ahead for its 183rd anniversary.

Numbers at this year's fireworks will be limited to 5000.

The Regatta Committee's Christine Lucas says all the traditional favourites will be on.

"The Trans-Derwent Swim, you need to get in early to register for that, because that is something that fills up fairly early," she said. 

"The new sailing events are really popular, the Two-Bridge Race is in its fourth year, and that's been building up as well, there is some good prizemoney for that." 

Be prepared for a huge program of rowing, swimming, sailing, kayaking and power boats – a real waterborne spectacular, along with sporting favourites such as woodchopping and some great entertainment, childrens’ entertainment, rides and sideshows and foreshore concerts.

Saturday is Kids and Family day. It starts with the 4th annual 2 bridges kayak race – a challenging 15km race to the Bowen Bridge and return, dinghy racing, and a spectacular display of Off-the-Beach yachting in the afternoon. There’s a  great activity and entertainment program, with Makebelieve “Mrs Bee; the Jazz Bugzz” 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, a sail past of the AWBF Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Fleet, keelboat racing starting directly in front of the Regatta Ground, competing for the prestigious Sir Thomas Lipton Cup, Regatta Ambassador, a full entertainment program followed by more keelboat racing close-up at 6pm with the twilight race.

Then launching into the evening’s concert program leading into the 7HOFM Riverfire fireworks. Sideshows and rides continue into the evening.