A sporting event unlike any other, the Royal St. John’s Regatta brings together athleticism, history, community, and fun for all ages.

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THE ROYAL ST. JOHN'S REGATTA IS Held the First Wednesday in August.

Weather Permitting!

The day is a civic holiday for the entire St. John’s area and is a full day of Fixed Seat Rowing Races. The decision to go ahead with the Regatta is made early that morning (if not it proceeds the next day). Our fixed seat rowing shells are unique – being six person + coxswain and our races start and finish at the same spot – requiring all the crews to “turn the buoys” at the halfway point of the race.

The shores of beautiful and historic Quidi Vidi Lake are encircled by booths and concessions offering all visitors fun, food and games of chance. Throughout the day the crowds can reach as high as 30-50 thousand people as the citizens of St. John’s and all our visitors enjoy a “Day at the Races”.

South end of Quidi Vidi
Watching the Races

Crowds can reach as high as 30-50 thousand people!

GroundSpace Vendor Spin Wheel


A crew can be 6 men or 6 women + coxswain and range in age from young teens to senior citizens. Crews are ranked by ability from their time trial results, ensuring races are almost always competitive.

Youth Racing
Kelly's Pub Rowing Crew
Erin's Pub Rowing Crew

The 2019 Royal St. John's Regatta

Schedule and Results


To get an idea of where you can and cannot park, a parking guide map can be found on the city of St.John’s website.

St. John’s Public Advisories


Looking for a special booth around the lake on Regatta Day? Download our concessionaire’s list to see what section your favourite booth is located in and then use the corresponding ground space map to find where each section is located around Quidi Vidi Lake.


Three ATMs will be available on Regatta Day:

  • Dominion Memorial Supermarket
  • The Boathouse
  • The Beer Tent Area

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Our host hotel is The Sheraton, with rates at $179.

The address is 115 Cavendish Square, St. John’s, NL A1C 3K2