On 1 October 2022 XLV, the Republic of Molossia hosted the 2022 Misfit Regatta. Inspired by the famous Henley-on-Todd Regatta held in Alice Springs, Australia, the Misfit Regatta is a dry land cardboard boat race. It takes place on Misfit Flats, some 16 Imperial Nortons (16 km / 10 mi) east of Molossia. Famed for being a filming location for the Clark Gable/Marilyn Monroe movie "The Misfits", the Flats are an open, dry lakebed, perfect for racing. At 11:14 AM Molossian Standard Time (MST) the racers arrived at the race location and helped set up the start and finish lines. Then at about 11:39 AM MST the first race took place, with cameras rolling and spectators cheering. There were several races held, including kids only, group and group backwards, guys only, ladies only and sideways. A total of nine racers competed, and competed with all their might with much to be proud of. After six races, the event ended with a demolition derby, generally destroying the cardboard "boats". This year's Regatta was a resounding success, the sixth of many, with one planned every other year at this time. Future races may include an obstacle course and a competition for best "boat". Well done racers, and see you in two years!
See the movie of the 2022 Misfit Regatta here!
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