The meeting point of the North and South Esk rivers may have also hosted the confluence of Tasmania's future Olympic rowers on Saturday.
For the second year running, Tamar Rowing Club hosted the Three Rivers Schools Junior Quad Regatta aimed at giving prospective rowers a taste of competition.
Rowing Tasmania chief executive Rob Prescott said the long-term goal was to try and continue the state's impressive production line of elite rowers which has included Olympic and world champions.
"The idea is to give under-13, under-14 and under-15 rowers their first taste of being on the water in a competition sense," he said.
"It's not serious competition, although there were plenty there taking it seriously.
"It's part of the pathway and they can take it as far as they want to but I would like to think there were some involved out there getting ready for the 2032 Olympics on home soil."
A total of 310 rowers from the three independent schools in Launceston - St Patrick's College, Scotch Oakburn and Launceston Grammar - took part along with crews from St Mary's, St Virgil's and Friends who had travelled up from Hobart.
For many it represented their first rowing race.
All races were for quads with crews sharing 24 boats and competing over a 500-metre course from the Silo pontoon to Royal Park.
"There were bases set up at Riverbend, Royal Park and Tamar Rowing Club so there were things going on all over the river," Prescott added.
"It was a really good day and we were very lucky with the weather. It just got better and better. It was a good, fun event.
"All competitors received medals supplied by Tamar and it was just about giving them all a good experience."
Tamar Rowing Club secretary Kim Wilson said they were delighted to organise the regatta which ran from 11am to 2pm followed by a barbecue and medallion presentations at the West Tamar Highway club.
"The focus of this regatta is on skill development, participation and fun," she said.
"Schools can even row in mixed combinations."
Volunteers from each of the competing schools, Rowing Tasmania and Tamar assisted with the running of the event.
A busy Rowing Tasmania calendar continues with a state club regatta at Lake Barrington next weekend.
The state club championships will be at Barrington on February 19-20 a week before the Launceston and Henley Regatta on the Tamar. The all-schools championships are at Barrington on March 19-20 followed by Head of the River a week later.
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