The Manly Inflatable Boat Race Is Back in 2019

Cool Sh*t, Play, Sydney / February 12, 2019

Get your float on this March at the annual Manly Inflatable Boat Race.

Having stayed afloat for 15 years, the Manly Inflatable Boat Race is back to take over Manly Beach this March. Finally, a publicly recognised event where floating around all day on an inflatable flamingo is celebrated.

Anchored with laughs and giggles for all ages, participants are encouraged to dress up, down or wear the classic budgie smugglers. The rules are simple. You can use any form of inflatable device in the race but it must not cost more than $50. A zoo of vessels will make their way across the one kilometre course, which kicks off at Shelly Beach.Manly Inflatable Boat Race

The boat race ranks as one of the top must-do activities of summer in the Northern Beaches. It’s known for attracting all sorts of characters – don’t be surprised if you see a pirate paddling a pool pony going neck to neck with a sailor on a donut ring.

The official sausage sizzle after party will be hosted at Hotel Steyne promising sizzling goodies and cold bevvies. They will also be giving out great prizes for those with the best costumes.

The race kicks of on Manly Beach, Sunday 17th March 2019. Though the trigger doesn’t get pulled till 10.30am, registration starts from 8:45am but can also be done online here.

Manly Inflatable Boat Race

This is a charity event, so all proceeds will go to Tour de Cure which you can read up on here.

Date/Time: Sunday 17th March, 10:30am-12:30pm
Early Bird: $35pp
Standard: $55pp
On the day: $60pp

To secure your ticket to this event, click here.


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