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Racing Australia’s Backwaters in a Dinghy

In 1981, two dinghy pilots in Australia made a wager to determine which one of them could ride their boat to the pub the fastest. Thus, extreme dinghy racing was born. What’s a dinghy? Imagine a supercharged motor strapped onto a 10-foot aluminum fishing boat. Racers hang tight while they hurtle through crocodile-infested waters, reaching speeds of up to 50 mph. Today, extreme dinghy racing has become a cult classic, with over 100 teams from around the world gathering in Australia to compete in the annual Riverland Dinghy Derby.