F.A.Qs

When is the next Henley-On-Todd Regatta to be held?
Saturday 19th August 2017

Where is the Henley-On-Todd Regatta held?
In Alice Springs, in the Todd River, just to the North of Todd Mall.

I want to compete. On the day of the Henley-on-Todd, where do I register or report to as a competitor, or an entrant in the Bring-your-own-Boat event?
All registrations and the parade start from the Alice Springs Town Council lawns. You can purchase your tickets here, you will also be required to fill out our Indemnity Form . Registration commences at 9:30am and you are advised to get there early. Once the parade is complete, competitors can still register for races at the registration booth inside the grounds of the Regatta.

What time does the parade start?
At 10:30am the full Parade of entrants and Competitors leaves on foot in single file and travels north along Gap Road, into Todd Street and along Todd Mall to the Henley On Todd riverside site.

What time do the races start?
11.45am

How can I get involved in the boat races?
There are many ways to get involved in the event. You can bring your own boat and participate in the :”BYO” boat races.
You can register at the event on the day. Just have a look at the wide variety of events available and then sign up at the entry tent on event day. You can also register ONLINE before the big day.

How long has the Henley-On-Todd Regatta been going?
2017 sees the running of the 56th Henley-On-Todd. The event is the single longest running event in the Northern Territory and has been labelled an Iconic Event for the Territory.

Do we have to supply our own boats to enter a race?
No all vessels and equipment is supplied for competitors.
Unless you wish to take part in the “BYO Boat” races – you then need to design and supply your own boat.

What is a BYO boat?
A Bring You Own boat must fully enclose the 4 member crew and must resemble a boat. Construction, size and shape are all open to your imagination. Most BYO boats are constructed using electrical conduit or plumping pipe as the frame. The boat should be as light as practical and must have no sharp edges in case the crew falls.

Has the Henley-On-Todd Regatta ever been cancelled?
Yes! In 1993 there was too much water in the Todd River and the event had to be cancelled due to Flooding!

Can I get something to eat and drink at the event?
Yes there will be a variety of food and drink stalls available on the day.

Can my company sponsor any of the events?
Of Course! The Henley-On-Todd Inc welcomes new sponsors to this iconic Territory event. Please contact us at alicesprings@henleyontodd.com.au  for further details. The event attracts local, National and International media attention.

How can I get my school involved?
There are races specifically designed for school groups. Why not enter your school in the Head of the river races! Simply turn up on the day and enter your team at the entries tent located on the bank of the River.

Is there plenty of shade to sit under at the event?
Yes but be sure to slip, slop, slap.

Can I join in the parade down Todd Mall?
Those who have their own boat for the Bring your own boat races are very welcome to join in the parade down Todd Mall. Simply drop us an email and we will be sure to include you and your boat in the Parade.

Still have an enquiry?
Feel free to drop us an email at alicesprings@henleyontodd.com.au  and we will answer your queries.

Can I bring my pets?
No pets are not permitted at the Henley on Todd Regatta, as there are large crowds and lots of noise. Please leave your pets at home