Volunteer for Royal Hobart Regatta 2017
Saturday, 11 February 2017 at 07:00 - Monday, 13 February 2017 at 22:00 (AEDT)
The Royal Hobart Regatta is an annual Regatta in Hobart to commemorate the discovery of Tasmania in 1642 by Abel Tasman. The first Regatta was under the patronage of Sir John Franklin - Lieutenant Governor of Van Dieman’s Land on 19th November 1838 by the citizens of Hobart Town with racing between local merchants and trading vessel crews. Admission, food and beer were free.
The Royal Hobart Regatta today is the largest aquatic event in the Southern Hemisphere with 30,000 to 40,000 people over 3 days, and approximately 15,000 there for the fireworks on Monday evening, with many others watching the fireworks from vantage points around the river and from boats on the Derwent.
Our website is the best place for you to get an idea of the scope of the Regatta.
The Royal Hobart Regatta has its own public holiday on the Monday and is held over 3 days:
Saturday – Regatta Ground Festival Day. Rowing, Power Boats, Kayaking and wooden dinghy racing. Additional volunteers will be needed this year to assist with the Guinness World Record attempt where over 400 canoes and kayaks will launch from Bellerive Beach.
Sunday - Kids and Family Day. Power boats, jet skis and other great family activities.
Monday – Peoples Day and full program on the river of Rowing, Sailing, Trans Derwent Swim, classic wooden power boats and novelty foreshore events. Entertainment goes into the evening with the popular Navy Rock Band and Australian Army Band, leading into the spectacular fireworks.
The Regatta committee, made up entirely of volunteers, works works all year to maintain the building and grounds within our resources, mainly through voluntary hours, and also to work towards the next year's Royal Hobart Regatta.
We hope that you will join us as a volunteer - we're certain we have activities for you that suit your interests