Australia Beer Can Regatta

By Brian Lemay 26 comments

COMM: Australians are known for their love of beer, and these people have a novel way
of making use of the empty cans. Building boats from them. For forty years the people
of Darwin have been building rafts of all shapes and sizes and racing them on Mindil
Beach. COMM: Among the amazing creations are a crocodile raft, tennis court, and even a London bus. Matthew: We’re here on our honeymoon. Sophie: It’s a London bus, so it’s iconic
to England, kinda represents all what England’s about. Matthew: I got a funny feeling we’re gonna get pelted. COMM: Teams race to find hidden treasures on buoys underwater, and are encouraged to
attack other boats with homemade ammunition. Woman: It’s pretty much every man for themselves out there. COMM: There are four races with cash prizes for the winners. COMM: And the winning team is the one that can snatch the treasure and make it back to
the beach first. COMM: The winners may be celebrating today, but there could be a few sore heads in the



Jul 7, 2013, 11:55 am Reply


Freya Feddersen-Browne

Jul 7, 2013, 11:56 am Reply



Jul 7, 2013, 12:03 pm Reply


Leigh Trendell

Jul 7, 2013, 12:22 pm Reply



Jul 7, 2013, 1:01 pm Reply

I wouldn't want to lose. 'You just lost a boat race against a tennis court.'


Jul 7, 2013, 1:31 pm Reply

gimme all the beers now!!! 😛


Jul 7, 2013, 2:17 pm Reply

If Ireland competed they would probably make a fuckin 10 metre ship


Jul 7, 2013, 3:00 pm Reply

i wonder how do they prevent those beer cans from filling with water

Caz Kay

Jul 7, 2013, 5:49 pm Reply

I'm from Darwin and im surprised to see this here haha, but awesome! =)


Jul 7, 2013, 6:52 pm Reply

Wouldn't the people be too heavy?


Jul 7, 2013, 8:33 pm Reply

U Sure Its Not Ireland ?


Jul 7, 2013, 9:16 pm Reply

gay party

Peshuga de posho

Jul 7, 2013, 4:20 am Reply

dude small boobs are the shit

Peshuga de posho

Jul 7, 2013, 4:21 am Reply

No wonder why the beaches are so contaminated


Jul 7, 2013, 4:52 pm Reply

straight onto the bucketlist.


Jul 7, 2013, 5:28 pm Reply

Homeless man dream place he can recycle all those cans and make bank.

Peshuga de posho

Jul 7, 2013, 8:18 pm Reply

Uhm no…

Actually when girls look like skeletons

people love them instead of fat ones

Yeah, sounds terrible but that's how society is


Jul 7, 2013, 11:13 pm Reply

I wanna do that >.>

danielle purcell

Aug 8, 2013, 3:37 am Reply


danielle purcell

Aug 8, 2013, 3:37 am Reply


danielle purcell

Aug 8, 2013, 3:39 am Reply

& this is one of the reasons I live in Darwin.

Becky Laad

Aug 8, 2013, 4:28 pm Reply

the balloons that go in the water is bad because then the turtles would choke on it

Microbe proto zoa

Aug 8, 2013, 9:28 pm Reply

the power of being bored

Tine Rener

Aug 8, 2013, 6:17 pm Reply

i found heaven 🙂

Ian Morrissey

Sep 9, 2013, 11:35 am Reply

It was a fantastic day, awsome

I Ain’t No Joke

Oct 10, 2013, 12:57 pm Reply


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