In 1981, two dinghy pilots in Australia made a wager to determine which one of them could ride their boat to the pub the fastest. Thus, extreme dinghy racing was born. What’s a dinghy? Imagine a supercharged motor strapped onto a 10-foot aluminum fishing boat. Racers hang tight while they hurtle through crocodile-infested waters, reaching speeds of up to 50 mph.
The Thrilling Sport of Australian Dinghy Racing