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A fair bit.
Brief list; boat, oars, lifejacket, safety teams, staff to get you on and off the water, sunscreen, live music, permits, water (bring a bottle), great views of inner city Melbourne and a trip down the river with 1000+ other paddlers.
You can do your own inflatable trip on the Yarra any day of the year.
That’s how Inflatable Regatta started, then we realised that people much prefer the equipment and services were organised for them.
So you can turn up in a summer outfit with your ticket and have a day on the river then relax at the finishing area.
What’s not included are drinks at the bar and lunch from the food trucks.
Total weight limit for each boat is 180kgs.
Up to two people per boat. Rowing in pairs is highly recommended.
Food trucks, bar and music. Get all your friends to come down. It’s a great place to relax whether you come to the Yarra or Maribyrnong.
If you’re 13 years or older, welcome aboard! If under 18 you need a two person boat with someone over 18.
Apologies if you’re under 12. We asked our insurers about you but they said no.
There aren’t any comfortable places to get out until you get to the end. If you really need to, yes you can of course, let one of the rescue boat people know so we can tick you off the list.
You’ll be fine. Safety boats will be there to fish you out. Don’t swallow the water. It’s not great to drink. If you do, let one of the event staff know. It’s pretty tough to fall in.
$65 + Booking fee – single ride
$120 + Booking Fee – double ride
About 2 hours to travel 2 kms down the river.
That’s if you’re paddling every now and again. Many have done it faster.
The river tides times can certainly help or hinder your progress. Don’t let the challenge deter you! We have safety vessels on hand ready to assist whenever you need.
Dogs are permitted at the start and finish lines, however not in the boats.