In Darwin people tend to drink a few beers resulting in lots of empty beercans. Once a year the Darwinites get creative and build all these empties into boats that they race in the annual Beercan Regatta at Mindil Beach. In the old days before environmental awareness the day used to finish with a seabattle where everyone would smash up eachothers boats and mountains of empty beercans would be scattered all over the ocean.--nn--The Beer Can Regatta is usually held in July / August , and has now diversified into lots of games and watersports, and you can now even use softdrink cans to build your boat!--nn--The Annual Beer Can Regatta will is usually held at Mindil Beach (Gilruth Ave) on in July. The all day event starts at 10am, the Mindil Beach Sunday Market will also be open and entry is by gold coin donation which will go to charity. If you are interested in building a boat from beer or softdrink cans, help for construction can be obtained by contacting the Convenor - email to

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