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SHAPE DArwin gets busy at the beer can regatta

19 August 2011

A highlight in the top end's social calendar–Darwin's annual boat building brewski event took place last month.  The Darwin Lions Beer Can Regatta is unique to the Northern Territory where the participants are required to build their own boat from beer cans they've collected.  The regatta has been run since 1975 and is a significant fundraising opportunity for various Northern Territory charities.

Crowds of locals and tourists exceeded 15,000 this year and were not only entertained by the event itself but there were numerous other activities on including the 'Henley on Mindil', where competitors race carrying their boats down the beach and also competing in strength during tug-of-war and thong-throwing competitions!

This is the fourth successive year SHAPE has been involved with the Regatta. 

Congratulations to the Darwin office for organising an SHAPE team this year and for building their own vessel–it took four weeks to collect the cans and one week to build the boat–a great effort!

This entry was posted on Friday, 19 August 2011.

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