This picture was taken at Darwin s Annual Beer can Regatta on Mindil Beach. This race started in 1974 and involves people building boats out of soft drink and beer cans and then racing them against each other . Luckily Territorian s are famous for being heavy beer drinkers so it never used to be a problem finding cans. This year however things may get difficult as the government have introduced a ‘cash for cans’ program which means they will give you 5-10 cents for every can you send back to the can depot ( For some strange reason beer went up $2.00 a can when they brought this in so I’m not sure where the profit is …….).
Hopefully the dedicated boat builders will be able to convince their mates to forfeit the 10 cents per can .. or there may not be a future for the famous Darwin Beer Can Regatta …..
Pic – http://www.news.com.au