About 130 young Launceston rowers are preparing to take part in a schools challenge on the Tamar River on Friday.
The Schools Twilight Regatta is being hosted by the Tamar Rowing Club.
Scotch Oakburn, Launceston Church Grammar and St Patrick's College have all entered teams with categories for under-13s, under-14s and under-15s.
All events will be for quads.
Rowing Tasmania executive officer Rob Prescott said the concept is designed to provide the young rowers with some competition before Christmas after a season decimated by COVID-19.
The event will start about 5pm and run for three hours.
Tasmania's multiple rowing world champion Sarah Hawe is among athletes set to receive financial support from the Australian Institute of Sport.
The 33-year-old Huon Rowing Club member is one of 40 athletes who will receive funding as part of the AIS education scholarship program.
The initiative is designed to ease the financial burden on athletes who are undergoing education to prepare for life beyond sport.
One of three Tasmanians based at the women's national training centre in Sydney, the University of Melbourne student is seeking to compete at her first Olympics in Tokyo.
Hawe was a member of the women's four which won world championship gold in 2017 and '19.