Desert boat races, Australia

This item appears on page 65 of the April 2018 issue.

In the landlocked desert city of Henley-on-Todd, Northern Territory, Australia, the Henley-on-Todd Regatta is held every year on the third Saturday of August (in 2018, Aug. 18).

In multiple competitions, participants race on foot while carrying facsimile boats. At the end, a Battle of the Boats is held in which three motorized land-boats fire cannons full of flour and water at each other.

Visit or call the Henley-on-Todd Rotary Club (phone +61 417 864 085).