The annual rowing race at Dangar Island is on Easter Sunday March 31.

Canoe events, kids events, sprints and fastest recreational type rowboat round the island wins the Derby. All types of boats welcome form 1000 hrs. Come and see if you can beat the current champ. The main photo (by Peter Miller) is of the type of boat that is currently winning. Can your design beat it?

Distance around Dangar Island is 2.6 km and the current record is 14min 45 seconds, about 5.6 knots. Working the tide makes the race interesting.

Our motto: “Not smelly engines just smelly people”.

Enquiries to John Murray at