Souped-Up Dinghy Racing Is How You Stay Entertained In Country Australia

You're out in the bush. There's no phone reception. No internet. Nowhere to charge your gadgets. Surely it's a geek's worst nightmare, right? Wrong: as long as you have a dinghy and a dangerously narrow riverbed, you'll have the best day of your life.

This is the Riverland Dinghy Club. As all good things in Australia were, it started back in the 1980's after a bet between two mates to see who had the fastest dinghy. It now has a proud heritage of racing insanely powerful small boats on tiny rivers in country South Australia.

The video above is an example of one of their derbys, and it looks amazing. How much is membership?

(Skip to 1:54 for the river dash).

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