There are events for the kids, family, adults and spectators! Prizes are awarded for winners of each race and competition we even have a prize for the best novelty boat… it doesn’t have to race to win!
Have a read of some of our fun and adventurous activities for the day and make sure you don’t miss out. Best to register for boat events before the day and kids events can be registered for on the day. Make sure you get there early so you don’t miss out!
IN THE WATER
Battle of Mindil
The boat race where anything goes; flour bombs, water sprays etc. The boats sail around the course and have to find an object that has been hidden under water somewhere in the course. The winner is not always the finder of the object, as it can be “pirated” away from them. The winner is the team who gets the object back to the registration tent on the beach.
Soft Drink Can Boat Race
If you and your friends think you have the stomach to drink enough soft drink to build a boat out of cans, then this is your race. Great for Schools
Beer Can Boat Race (Crew of 4)
This event tests your boat building and racing abilities on the water. How well can 4 people come together to master the rough seas in a can boat!
ON THE BEACH
Henley on Mindil
So you built the boat for water but it didn’t float. Don’t despair, as this is the race for you. How fast can you and your mates carry a Henley boat in a straight line in a race down the beach? This is a very keenly fought race.
Iron Person Competition
Both iron man and iron women competitions.
Pete Davies Tug-of-War Competitions
Held on the beach throughout the day. Each team consists of eight people with competitions for adults and children.
Pete Davies was a Radio Broadcaster on FM Mix104.9. In his program 360 with Pete Davies he was a great friend and supporter of the Beer Can Regatta. For this and many other good causes he is commemorated with his name on these competitions.
Kids Sand Castle Competition
The best kids sand castle. Looking for creative effort on this one.
Kids Beach Races
Held each year for the kids to see who’s the fastest on the sand.
Ladies & Mens Thong Throwing Competition
Just how much practice have you had through the year to compete in this competition will decide whether you end up a finalist. These are the thongs you wear on your feet by the way, not the other kind.