Cockatoo Island Classic

A highlight of the Cockatoo Island Film Festival will be the Cockatoo Island Classic, a classic yacht race circling the Island held on Sunday, the Festival’s Closing Day. Working in partnership with the historic Balmain Sailing Club, which has been holding regattas in the harbour since the 1800s, this fabulous spectacle will follow it’s own distinct course - starting in front of the Balmain Sailing Club with the finish line right opposite the festival’s main concourse. Like the film Festival, the race is the ultimate celebration of our harbour and the wonderful lifestyle we share as Sydneysiders and is set to attract spectators in the thousands.

Date: Sunday 28th October
Time: The race kicks off at 12:30pm-2:45pm

Grab a picnic spot at the Island Picnic and watch the race from the best vantage point! 

There are plenty of ways to become involved. If you have a classic yacht and would like to enter, or if you are interested in learning about how to partner with the race as a supplier or sponsor, please contact us.

Cockatoo Island Classic is hosted by


Leadership Partner

Strategic Partners

Cockatoo Island | Sydney Harbour Federation Trust NSW Mining Oovie