Regatta Weekend

Canoeing, diving, swimming — Family Regatta has it all!

The Bayfield-Nares Regatta Weekend is back, on the Civic Holiday weekend, July 30–31, 2022! The last one was in 2019 (above), but Covid-permitting we’re holding the popular event again this summer. The weekend includes three events in different locations — details below.


Family Regatta

The Family Regatta is the BNIA’s biggest event of the year. It is a fun-filled afternoon for kids of all ages, with adults participating in several events as well. Families are encouraged to bring their own snacks.

Families compete for bragging rights and larger trophies including the Hindmarsh Trophy (top overall girl), the Lash Trophy (top overall boy), the Clutterbuck Trophy (top diver), and The Ord Trophy (top family). Note: no one walks away empty handed!

The jousting competition, also part of Family Regatta


Marathon Canoe Race

All manually powered watercraft are welcome at this race: canoes, kayaks, rowboats, etc. Singles, pairs and families of all ages are encouraged to participate. The race is more of a sprint and the fastest boats will be done in half an hour.


Sailing Race

All sail boats are welcome including lasers, prams, wind surfers, catamarans, etc. The racecourse will be determined on race day depending on the wind.