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Alice Springs Rotary - Henley-On-Todd Inc

Henley-On-Todd, a unique, mad-cap event, which had its inaugural regatta in December 1962. Earlier that year members of the Rotary Club of Alice Springs met for a picnic at 16 Mile Creek, where over a few beers they discussed ways to raise money for charity. Reg came up with the idea of holding a waterless ‘Regatta’ on the dry bed of the Todd River. “Okay, what about the boats – do we tow them or push them?” “Neither,” said Reg. “We cut the bottoms out and carry them!”