THE FIRST ANNUAL MISFIT REGATTA
16 October 2011 XXXIV
Khamsin Molossia News
On 16 October 2011 XXXIV, the Republic of Molossia hosted the First Annual 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 11:15 AM Molossian Standard Time (MST) the racers arrived at the Flats and helped set up the start and finish lines. Then at about 12:00 PM MST the first race took place, with cameras rolling and spectators cheering. Molossian citizen Bryce Cardoza quickly proved to be the racer to beat, winning every race in which he competed. Close seconds were His Excellency, The President and Bion Wells from the neighboring United States. The racers competed with all their might and had much to be proud of. After five or six races, the event was ended and declared a resounding success. Today's Regatta was just the first of many, with one planned each year at this time. Future races will include an obstacle course and a competition for best "boat", which will include non-racers and fans of Molossia from around the world. Well done racers, and see you next year!
See a movie of the First Annual Misfit Regatta here!
Close Kid Race.
The Adult Race.
The Mixed Race.