The Riverland is a buzz during summer and there is no shortage of new and unique things to see and do - exhilarating high speed dinghy racing is one of those things!
Riverland Dinghy Derby
Whilst visiting The Frames unique accommodation in South Australia you may decide to experience one of the Riverland’s most exciting and unique sporting events; The Dinghy Derby. The free to view, heart-stopping dinghy race covers 100km of river and creek systems and is held annually in Renmark.
Here’s a short preview of the wildest race on the river.
The next Dinghy Derby will be held on Sunday 3rd February 2019.
Spectator information is available on the Dinghy Derby website.
How it all began:
The Riverland Dinghy Club was established in 1981. History states that the Dinghy Derby came to fruition as a result of a bet made between friends to see how fast they could race in their ‘tinnies’. 30 odd years later the Dinghy Derby is now the pinnacle of dinghy racing around the world and a must see for families visiting the Region.
Renmark Club Dash 4 Cash
If one day of dinghy action isn’t enough, Renmark also offers the Renmark Club Dash 4 Cash which is a ‘warm up’ event for the Dinghy Derby. Held annually on the Friday before the Dinghy Derby, the Renmark Club Dash 4 Cash is a free to view dinghy sprint race. It’s held on the Renmark waterfront under lights and is a fun family friendly event.
The Renmark Club Dash 4 Cash is a time trial course open to boats up to 30hp, entrants compete in three heats comprising of two runs per heat on the back to back 200-meter course. The heat winners for each class conclude the event in the features. With competitors pushing the limits of their dinghys, going as fast as they possibly can, you’ll be sure to see plenty of thrills and spills.
VIP Packages are available for those who wish to wine and dine and watch the race exclusively from the balcony at the Renmark Club. Alternatively take a more relaxed approach and enjoy the race and atmosphere from the banks of The Murray River. Food, drinks and kids entertainment is available on the lawned area next to the Renmark Club.
The next Dash 4 Cash will be held on Friday 1st February 2019.
Want to ride in a dinghy?
For a slower paced dinghy adventure, you may wish to experience The Frames’ Wetland and Wildlife Cruise in our customised dinghy. ￼