Wellington Harbour comes alive when school crews are racing. Youth racing takes place on Sunday 7th March 2021.
Training is available from Janaury to March (although most start in February) with a standard 8 training sessions. Youths train from 4-5pm and 5-6pm. Bookings are taken on a first in first served basis.
This is a very low cost sport, that promotes team work and fun. It is accessible to every High School. Youths entering for the first time will be provided with a coach and sweep free of charge to help them get established. There is also a Habour fun day on Saturday February 20th to practice race skills.
It's always a fierce battle for line honours in the Mixed, Girls and Boys divisions. Not only is the youth racing watched by thousands of parents, teachers and general spectators, the team chant competition in the lunch break has become a huge part of the day.
The festival office are trying to create more competition in the boys division. Mixed youths may like to enter their first 15 Rugby team. Mixed youths are welcome to enter a Boys team along with the traditional boys youths. Boy's Super 10's racing has now been introduced
Register online now. Most youths form their teams at the end of the previous year so they can hit the water paddling as soon as school recommences.
There is also now a racing division for Teachers and parents. There is a 50% discount on Adult fees for teachers and parents boats.
Why not enquire about the Harbour Fun Day, this is a fun race day held in Feb, this is a great practice run for the big Festival
Youths Team Prices
Entry Fee WDBF
Crew Marque Hire
8 x Team Trainings