The Darwin Lions Beer Can Regatta will be back at Mindil Beach on Sunday, after a COVID-19 inflicted relocation and smaller size in 2020.
Regatta president Connell Brannelly said the iconic Battle of Mindil would be returning along with thousands of eager boat builders and spectators.
“The event sees teams battle it out in homemade boats crafted from empty cans, plastic bottles and milk cartons. Some go the distance, many don’t, much to the delight of onlookers,’ Mr Brannelly said.
The regatta was established in 1974 and drew a crowd of around 22,000 people, which was roughly half the population of Darwin at that time, Mr Branelly said.
The Beer Can Regatta kicks off from 10am, with boat racing in the afternoon, and includes a range of competitions including special Father’s Day events, thong throwing and sandcastle building. Entry is by gold coin donation.
To register your boat visit www.beercanregatta.org.au