on the day

    The Royal Yacht Club, Bellerive Yacht Club, Derwent Sailing Squadron, Kings Pier Marina and the Motor Yacht Club will be used as departure points.


    The day commences at 9.00 am with boarding at the departure points. The fleet then assembles at the starting line under the direction of the Cruise Commodore for departure as a group at 10.00 am. We then all cruise together to a suitable destination in the Channel. Our destination will be chosen by the Cruise Commodore having regard to weather conditions. On arrival at the destination boats are encouraged to raft up together in groups to facilitate networking, fellowship and fun. If there are any particular groups that would like to raft together that can be arranged


    Food and drinks are provided. A list of all provisions supplied on the day can be viewed by clicking here.

    Additional provisions can be ordered through the the form found here.


    Participants are asked to wear soft-sole shoes (not black please) and bring a hat, warm pullover or weatherproofs and other appropriate clothing. Don't forget the sunscreen.


    As a guest on the yacht please ensure that all on board observe responsible serving and consumption of alcohol so as not to impact either on the enjoyment of the event and/or compromise the safety of others.


    Yachts normally return to the yacht club of departure in the late afternoon (approximately 4.00 - 5.00 pm) but an earlier return can be arranged with your skipper if required.

    Be Involved

    Sail day has traditionally been available to businesses who are able to sponsor a yacht for the day. This has meant that many small enterprises and members of the public have been unable to participate. We now open the event to individuals and smaller groups as well by making vessels available for mixed parties.


    Businesses wishing to sponsor a yacht please click here for a form which can be emailed to sailday@rotaryhobart.org or posted to:

    Rotary Club of Hobart

    GPO Box 1833 Hobart TAS 7001


    We are offering businesses the opportunity to promote their company on the day with a corporate flag. These 900mm x 450 mm high quality flags, complete with corporate logo, are available for just $110, (normally $250).

    Make sure you tick the box on the entry form if you wish to participate in this opportunity. You will be contacted with a request to provide your logo in a suitable format.


    Sail Day could not occur without the generous support and active participation of Hobart's boat owners. 

    The Rotary Club of Hobart greatly appreciates this contribution. Each year we try to build on the achievements of past years with the objective of:


    • Improving the overall experience for boat owners and participants

    • Improving the quality and safety of the even

    • Increasing our fund-raising.


    There will be a number of activities and procedures designed to improve the overall management and safety of the event.


    As part of this process we will be requiring all participants to again sign an indemnity agreement. These will be provided to skippers in their Skippers information kit, along with provisions, and will be collected during the raft-up. Click below for the indemnity pdf.

    Prior to the day we will conduct a skippers briefing at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. This will include updates on the following:

    • Starting procedures

    • Rafting plans and procedures

    • General safety requirement


    We are thankful for the support of our sponsors and raffle donors.

    If your organisation is interested in sponsoring the event or donating to the raffle please get in touch.

    All funds raised from Sail Day this year will go to the Rotary Bushfires appeal.
    Are you tired of the same old end-of-year client and staff functions?

    The Rotary Charity Sail Day has become a favourite annual event for the Tasmanian business community, boat owners and skippers. Now entering its 29th year, Sail Day has raised in excess of $930,000 and remains one of Tasmania's largest and most sought after sailing and fundraising events of this type.


    Sail Day is hosted by the Rotary Club of Hobart with generous support from the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. Their members, together with members of the Derwent Sailing Squadron, Bellerive Yacht Club and the Motor Yacht Club of Tasmania generously donate their yachts and crew for the day to make the whole event possible. We are most grateful for their support.

    If you are looking for an occasion to reward achievers in your business, whether they be staff or customers, then Sail Day is an exciting option.

    There are usually around sixty to seventy yachts and motor cruisers participating including some of Hobart's best-known ocean racers and cruisers. Businesses sponsor a yacht for the day at a cost of $990 (inc GST) and standard packages are available for yachts accommodating up to 8 guests. Fully catered lunches including drinks are generously provided by some of Hobart's principal food and beverage suppliers.

    Our supporters come from a broad range of industry – companies large and small. Regulars, some of whom have participated in each of our events to date, regard the Sail Day as their major corporate entertainment function for the year. The attraction is the unique opportunity to entertain guests on board a cruise to the iconic D'Entrecastreaux Channel for a fun "raft up" and entertainment.

    Rotary Sail Day is made possible by our sponsors. We gratefully acknowledge the support of our provisioning sponsors: National Pies, Coca-Cola, Cascade, Robert Oatley Wines and Salamanca Fresh. We also gratefully acknowledge all of those businesses who sponsor a boat for the day, and our skippers who provide their boat to make Sail Day a success.

    28th February, 2020 9 AM

    The Rotary Club of Hobart Presents its:

    annual charity sail day

    gold sponsors
    raffle Prizes (2020)
    $1,000 Spirit of Tasmania
    Travel Voucher
    1 nights for 2 people
    at Federal Hotel's fabulous
    Saffire Hotel
    (valued at $2,000)
    1 night for 2 people including breakfast
    in a One Bedroom Apartment at
    The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel 
    (valued at $518)
    Framed 'Polly' Artwork - Mount Wellington Cable Car Proposal No.3,217... Donated by Rotarian Heather Chong
    (valued at $500)
    Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5" 4G Tablet from Telstra Business
    (valued at $504)
    3 Hour Wilderness Bruny Island Cruise or Tasman Island Cruise for 2 People from Pennicott Wilderness Tours 
    (valued at $270)
    12 Bottles of Wine
    from Frogmore Creek
    (valued at $480)
    Lunch for 4 people at Parliament House with Sue Hickey - Speaker of the Tasmanian House of Assembly
    (valued at $400)
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    High Tea for 4 people at
    the Atrium Bar
    (valued at $120)
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    Our Charity Sail Day would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. Click on their logos to learn more about them.

    Tickets available on the day or by emailing sailday@rotaryhobart.org.

    And the 2020 raffle winners are:
    We will be in touch to arrange to get you your prize.

    Mail the Rotary Sail Day

    Rotary Charity Sail Day

    Rotary Club of Hobart

    GPO Box 1833 Hobart TAS 7001

    Email the Rotary Sail Day


    Call the Rotary Sail Day

    0400 081 782

    Rotary Club of Hobart

    Service above Self