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Old 16-07-2011, 16:35   #1
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Silly Boat Regatta

No, really, that is the official name. The annual Silly Boat Regatta is held in Nanaim, on Vancouver Island, on the west coast of Canada every year. Contestants have 4 hours to build the goofiest vessel they can, then launch it and race round a course. The audience is as interested in seeing the disintegration of entries as the winning team completing the course.

Nanaimo Daily News: Silly Boat Regatta this year is bigger than it's ever been

For those interested in attending and possibly hanging around the interesting and historic harbor, remember Nanaimo has instituted an anchoring fee to push on liveaboards and 'derelicts'. (A phone call to the port authority to get details ended up in voicemail. The Port's website does not detail the anchoring fee.)
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Old 16-07-2011, 16:51   #2
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Re: Silly Boat Regatta

Cool.

We used to have the "Rambling Raft Race" in Tampa but the govt shut it down as too much drinking apparently caused problems of some sort or another.

It was hoot while it lasted.
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