Thrills and spills in Australian Beer Can Regatta
12 September 2021 | 10:54 am
In quirky and colourful boats made from recycled materials, participants attempt to paddle their way to triumph in a Beer Can Regatta at Mindil Beach in the Australian city of Darwin.
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