Hobart Royal Regatta

Hobart Royal Regatta

February
The Royal Hobart Regatta is a two-day aquatic carnival that includes sailing, rowing, and swimming events as well as fireworks and parades. It is a holiday in Tasmania, Australia, and is held on the Derwent River sometime in early February during Australia's summer season. Hobart is the capital of Tasmania, Australia's southernmost state.
A similar holiday in northern Tasmania is observed on the first Monday in November and is called Recreation Day .
CONTACTS:
Hobart City Council
16 Elizabeth St.
P.O. Box 503
Hobart, TAS 7001 Australia
61-3-6238-2711; fax: 61-3-6238-2186
www.hobartcity.com.au
SOURCES:
DictDays-1988, pp. 56, 95