4 October 2022 XLV
Khamsin Molossia News

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!

The Adult Race

The Ladies Race

The Backward Race

The Everybody Race

The Sideways Race

Demolition Derby

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