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Dinghy Derby

Two men compete in the startling intriguing Red Bull Dinghy Derby.

The Red Bull Riverland Dinghy Derby

The Red Bull Riverland Dinghy Derby was held on Sunday, February 4, in South Australia. The event once again received record nominations with teams coming from as far away as Canada and Mongolia to compete.

This year’s event has so far attracted 123 nominations eclipsing the previous record of 119 set in 2017.

The first Dinghy Derby launched in 1981. Attendance swelled when Red Bull came on as a sponsor in 2015.

The heavily modified dinghies race at speeds of up to 90km/h along Australia’s longest river, The Murray, and the narrow creek networks surrounding Renmark, a Riverland town 250km northeast of the South Australian capital Adelaide.

More info: redbull.com