Darwin's Beer Can Boat Cruises Into Sydney Harbour

“The Darwin Beer Can Regatta is an event which has been held annually since 1974 in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia at Mindil Beach. Participants create boats using empty beer cans, soft drink (soda) cans, soft drink bottle and milk cartons. The vessels are not tested for seaworthiness, prior to water events, and those that fall apart are part of the day's entertainment. A great many sundry events go along with the regatta, including concerts, a thong-throwing contest and the "Henley-on-Mindil" competition (named after the Henley-on-Todd Regatta), where participants run their "boats" around like Flintstones cars”. – Wikipedia

Photo: A Darwin Beer Can Boat sails in Darling Harbour on October 31, in Sydney, Australia. Darwin has been named as one of Lonely Planet's top ten cities in the world to visit in it's Best in Travel publication. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images for Tourism NT)
31 Oct 2011 10:50:00