Darwin Beer Can Regatta

Posted on November 4th, 2013 by editor

In mid July Darwin hosts an annual event that is very apt for the Northern Territory named the Darwin Beer Can Regatta. This is an event where different groups are required to construct a boat made out of beer cans and a short and extremely fun filled race is held.

This year Denso Australia had the opportunity to sponsor the Largest boat in the Regattta, The ”GROGMONSTA” The Grogmonsta was constructed with approximately 35,000 beers cans that were sealed and stuck together. And this is where we come in…… Denso Aluminium Sirex tape was selected as the tape of choice and some 200 rolls were donated.

Approx. 18,000 people attended with a gold coin donation for entry.   Some $40,000 was raised and selected community organisations were handed sums of money to help with their cause. This ranged from Breast Cancer to Child abuse and Victims of crime.

The award of largest and best boat was given to the Grogmonsta and her crew but unfortunately was not able to enter the event as it was powered by a 140hp outboard engine.

Many tourists flocked to the Grogmonsta to view its awesome construction. On board were Kegs of beer, an outside BBQ , lavatory and numerous Eskies.

This was a very successful event and we look forward to contributing next year.