Friday, August 16, 2013

The Regatta


G'Day everyone.... reporting from Australia.

 Remember the Camel Races last month?
Well, tomorrow is the annual Henley-on-Todd Regatta.
It is a Rotary Club fund raiser held on the Todd River near
 Alice Springs based on the  Henley Royal Regatta in England.

The difference is the Todd River is usually dry, so the boats are slightly modified.  BOL!  It's a day of many and varied events.
Such as.....

The Oxford Tubs

Kayak races

The Mixed Maxi Yachts

Boogie Boards

Homemade boats.
And the finale is the Battle of the Boats!
One year the event had to be cancelled!
  It rained and the river was wet!
Daisy
I'm all set! Bring on the competition!

32 comments:

  1. What fun. Who needs water for a boat race!
    I won't be able to watch the boat races with a straight face anymore!
    Daisy I love your boat :-)

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  2. Oh, Daisy! I know you would have won if you'd been allowed to enter. You are outfitted perfectly.

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  3. That's amazing, never let a lack of water deter you. Daisy, I think your boat is Best in Show !

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  4. Amazing - who wants to let a lack of water stop a boat race BOL Great photos and Daisy you are a star and sure you would win the best sea dog competition. Have a great weekend - woofs and licks from Magic xx

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  5. Gail once went to the Henley Regatta in England, but she says your one looks much more fun.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  6. Love that last photo!!! Looks like fun

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  7. OMD that sure beats our Regatta. We would love to put on a blazer...grab some champagne and join you. What fun. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  8. That looks like so much fun! I love your boat Daisy! Wish we could go with!

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  9. OMD OMD THIS is a Super FUN Regatta fur SURE... Who knew that you folks DOWN UNDER had such a DRY Sense of Humor?
    BaaaaaaWaaaah I made a Frankie Funny fur you.

    WE love YOUR Yacht Bella. It is a fine vessel and you keep it in SHIP SHAPE.

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  10. You would be a shoe-in for winning the cutest boat ever. You know the Mom went there and yes it was the one time it was actually wet!

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  11. Game on ~~~ High 5 and power to all the people and doggies participating!!

    CHEERS!!

    Sophie and Ron

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  12. Oh my goodness! So much fun! You go Daisy!

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  13. Daisy, you have no sponsors? There's no advertising on your boat. You have to get with the program and make some coin.

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  14. Now that looks like a really fun event!

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  15. MOL MOL MOL DAISY GREAT REPORTING FROM MY COMMISSIONER OF ALL THINGS DOWNUNDER!!! YOU AUSSIES KNOW HOW TO HAVE FUN!!
    HUGS MADIYOUR BFFF

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  16. OH BOY! That sure looks like fun. And you're the star of the show, Daisy!

    AroOOOO!

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  17. You Aussie's have way too much fun. BOL.
    I love your boat.
    Wags,
    Ranger

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  18. What great fun!!!! I hope the rain doesn't come and spoil the river-fest! :-)!!!!

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  19. OMG, that looks like so much fun! You look so cute in your boat, Daisy!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  20. Howdy Girls, we know about that race too. Our sissy goes through Alice heaps for her work on the Ghan. She says if you have seen the Todd River flowing it means you are a local hehehe. She has only seen it running once. Have a great weekend. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

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  21. That looks like a whole lot of fun - everyone there is smiling, even Roxy - beautiful smile, Roxy.

    Happy weekend. Daisy, hope you win.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  22. Mommy 'bout peed her pants seeing your pictures! We bet it was a lot of fun.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  23. scotsmad....
    Strange. But I like it!! We could never partake in such events over here!! It rains too frequently!! ;op
    --Raelyn and Rose

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  24. You have the most fun down your way. We live in America. Ir's an official no fun zone. Have fun

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  25. Daisy, you make the cutest little boat!

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  26. That looks amazing fun, your little boat is super cute :) xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  27. Mom says she's been to a few regattas and your looks like a lot more fun than the ones she went to. Why don't you get a few treat companies to sponsor your boat?
    Morgan, Sebastian, the Porties, Syd and Mac

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  28. Wow, that regatta looks ace! All the events look so funny, especially all the boats!
    I expect you competed in the Battle Ships event Daisy!
    Pippa :)

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