bathtub race

bathtub race

n
(Sailing) Canadian a sailing race between bathtubs fitted with outboard motors
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The All Wales Boat Show was staged at both Conwy and Deganwy marinas and featured a line-up of PS4 million worth of world-class boats plus plenty of things to do, on the water or on land, for all the family - including a bathtub race.
132 The number of competitors who took part in last summer's Arundel Bathtub race down the River Arun in West Sussex.
Among the events to be trialled later this year is a bathtub race, the exact details of which are being kept under wraps until closer to the launch.
Asda staff at the distribution depot in Washington took part in a funday and bathtub race on Fatfield river to get the funds.
Whether its the Great Bathtub Race in Nome, AK; the Biggest All-Night Gospel Singing in the World in Bonifay, Fl; the Big Island Rendezvous and Festival in Albert Lea, MN; or Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, PA, people will turn out in large numbers for a festival.
Even Nome holds the Bathtub Race, covered in "Alaska This Month" in the past, which puts participants to the test down Front Street each Labor Day.
Nome also prides itself for hosting wacky and eccentric events like the Labor Day Great Bathtub Race, Midnight Sun Raft Race and Nome National Forest, comprised of Christmas trees planted on the ice each winter.
Initiatives ranged from epic canoe trips and dangerous dogsled treks to bathtub races. An Albertan town decided to build a UFO landing pad.
Plus, iconic Riverfest events such as the bathtub races have sprung from the minds of local hobbyists and civic groups.
Our Stueart Pennington Running of the Tubs bathtub races packed the downtown area in its inaugural edition last May, and the 2007 tub races will be even bigger and more Fun.
It was his travels, however, by which Taylor achieved a measure of real fame in his time, though one would not want to overlook his rowing match on the Thames in a boat made of brown paper - the forerunner of today's bathtub races. Taylor emerges from all this as a personality the remote and ineffectual don cannot help but envy, self-confident enough to tackle anything, with no pulling consideration of whether his education and abilities were up to it.
He said: "We would have the old favourites like bathtub races, backwards running and the egg-andspoon 10-metre race.