Event ID: 4165

Darwin Lions Beer Can Regatta

2013 Beer Can Regatta contestant

Build your boat from empty drink containers and come along for a day of races, and a treasure hunt in the Battle of Mindil. Throw flour bombs, water bombs and more. The fewer rules the better.

The Regatta involves lots of fun beach events to keep young and old entertained.

A small entry for the events is charged except for the under 12 events.


In the water


Battle of Mindil

The boat race where anything goes; flour bombs, water sprays etc. The boats sail around the course and have to find an object that has been hidden under water somewhere in the course. The winner is the finder of the object.

Junior Soft Drink Can Boat Race

If you and your friends think you have the stomach to drink enough soft drink to build a boat out of cans, then this is your race. Great for Schools

Adult Can Boat Challenge (Crew of 4)

This event tests your boat building and racing abilities on the water. How well can 4 people come together to master the rough seas in a can boat!

Adult and Junior Kayak Paddle

Pull your kayak out and compete in the junior kayak competitions. This is a great race for adults and kids to get involved in. All kayaks are supplied on the day


On the shore


A test of skill over both land and water. Win a dinghy complete with outboard motor and safety equipment: just land a golf ball in a bucket.

That’s the bucket on a small dinghy anchored about 70metres off-shore. Easy!


On the beach



Henley on Mindil

So you built the boat for water but it didn’t float. Don’t despair, as this is the race for you. How fast can you and your mates carry a Henley boat in a straight line in a race down the beach? This is a very keenly fought race.

Iron Person Competition

Both iron man and iron women competitions.

Tug-of-War Competitions

Held on the beach throughout the day. Each team consists of eight people with competitions for adults and children.

Best Novelty Hat

The best novelty hat – a fun competition requiring a little ingenuity and a lot of fun.

Kids Sand Castle Competition

The best kids sand castle. Looking for creative effort on this one.

Family slalom

Family slalom competition for two adults and two children.

Kids Beach Races

Held each year for the kids to see who’s the fastest on the sand.


Ladies & Mens Thong Throwing Competition

Just how much practise have you had through the year to compete in this competition will decide whether you end up a finalist. These are the thongs you wear on your feet by the way, not the other kind.


All entrants are at their own risk... Organisers will make best efforts to ensure safety, but nothing is risk free.

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Date & Time

July 6, 2014 - July 6, 2014
Event ends at about 5pm


Adult boat entry is AU$50 at present, and maybe be more in 2014

Registration Deadline

July 6, 2014


Mindil Beach
Darwin NT 0800, Australia

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Des Gellert
0409 823 871

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