WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Australia Records Institute (AURI) Australia Day Regatta: The oldest continuously held annual regatta in the world


( The Australia Day Regatta is a typically informal Australian way to acknowledge a key moment in the nation’s heritage.

The Australia Day Regatta is the world's oldest continuously held annual regatta. It has been held every year since 1837. The regatta is held on Sydney Harbour and is a celebration of Australia's maritime heritage. The regatta is open to all types of vessels, from ocean racers and classic gaff-riggers to radio-controlled yachts and historic skiffs. No yacht is too large or small to enjoy this wonderful day afloat.

The first Australia Day Regatta was held on January 26, 1837, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney. The event was organized by the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron and featured a race between 11 boats. The regatta has been held every year since then, except for during World War I and World War II.

Today, the Australia Day Regatta is a much larger event, with over 600 boats participating. The regatta is divided into a number of different classes, including keelboats, dinghies, and multihulls. The event also features a number of social events, such as a gala dinner and a fireworks display.

The Australia Day Regatta is a popular event for both sailors and spectators. It is a great way to celebrate Australia's maritime heritage and to enjoy a day on the water. The 188th Australia Day Regatta will be sailed on Friday, 26 January 2024.

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