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Aussies Stage Beer Can Boat Race

August 9, 2002

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DARWIN, Australia (AP) _ Some Aussies know how to recycle their empties: by sailing them. Last Sunday, nine boats competed in the 28th Darwin Beer Can Regatta.

The boats have to be made from empty beer cans. An estimated 10,000 people watched the race from the beach in Australia’s self-described beer capital. But some of the sailors may have had a little too much of the raw material. Some of the boats went to the bottom shortly after the start of the race. Winning skipper Adam Davey of Melbourne admits he was little surprised his boat would actually float.

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