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THE upcoming release of the Red Bull
Dinghy Diehards video-on-demand
mini-series will give outsiders a chance
to get a front row seat of what it is like
to compete in the prestigious event.
Available on www.redbull.com.au,
the three-part documentary offers a rare
glimpse into the minds of the Australian
‘revheads’ who make the Dinghy Derby
such a highly renowned event.
The series follows three dinghy rac-
ing teams from different Australian boat
clubs, as they battle it out for the ulti-
mate bragging rights and the glory of
becoming Red Bull Dinghy Derby 2017
The first episode follows Shane and
Thomas, otherwise known as ‘The
Young Guns’, who are two glory-seek-
ing racers with a heritage of dinghy rac-
ing and absolutely no time for anything
Viewers are then welcomed into the
world of father and daughter duo, John
and Amanda, while the third episode
profiles Trev and Adam, the two racers
widely considered ‘the ones to beat’ by
the rest of the competition.
Catch the characters and all the high-
octane action on-demand via Red Bull
TV, with the episodes available from
March 6, 8 and 10 respectively.
Now in its 37th year, the Red Bull
Dinghy Derby is one of the standout
events in South Australia.
Founded in 1981 over a bet between
mates to see who was the fastest, the
Red Bull Dinghy Derby is also one of
the largest events in the Riverland.
Across seven different classes, the
dinghies race along the Murray River
and the narrow creek networks in the
surrounding area of the township of
To find out more about the Red
Bull Dinghy Derby event and its for-
mat, watch the informational clip on
IN the Riverland darts grand finals played
last Thursday night, Barmera Odd Bods
claimed the title in the black division with a
win over Loxton RSL.
Odd Bods got off to a strong start, win-
ning both doubles and two of the first round
of singles to lead 4-2.
Jeff Broekers and Darren Parfitt won their
next singles to give Odd Bods the win 6-2.
In the red division, Double Jacks won in a
much closer match over Monash Wanderers.
Neither team could build any sort of lead
as the match went game for game, leaving
the score at five-all going into the teams
Double Jacks had a better start than
Wanderers and were able to hold on to win
Barmera Odd Bods 6 (D. Coombe 140x3, 138,
100x2, D. Parfitt 140, 132, 125x2, 123, 100x2, J.
Broekers 138, 135, 125, 100x3, A. McCauley 121,
100) d Loxton RSL 2 (J. Willett 140x2, 135, 100x2, A .
Lovegrove 140, 125, 100x4, E. Walters 140, 100x4).
Double Jacks 6 (L. Platten 180, 100x6, 88 peg out, F.
Wenske 125, 114, 100x3, B. Lewis 100x3, C. Davis
100x2 defeated Monash Wanderers 5 (A. Pfeiffer
136, 100x3, W. Bonham 125, 111, 100x3, K. Hayes
100, A. Martin 100, D. Meyer 100).
Riverland darts season finale
TWELVE riders competed in Sunday’s
Riverland Cycling Club Race around Lyrup.
The handicapped teams’ event saw teams
of four race over 13 laps.
Each member rode three laps solo, before
tagging their teammate to start their three
On completion of the solo rides, the team
raced together for a final sprint lap.
With a close finish for all teams, the over-
all handicap was managed well, ensuring a
challenging and fun event for everyone.
The next meet will be the Monash
Criterium Race and it will be held at 6.30pm
First place team: Tyler Stevens, Pete Weston, Ruth
Strout, Lee Stevens (five-minute handicap).
Second place team: Dennis Robinson, Glen O’Brien,
Sue Lahainer, Gordon Pipe (three-minute handicap).
Third place team: Angelo Ylia, Lee Rasheed,
Terry Bond, Clint Bambrick (from scratch).
Latest cycling club race results:
held a successful swim meet
at the Renmark Pool on
Friday, February 24, with 18
schools taking part.
Swimmers competed in
50m and 100m freestyle,
50m backstroke, 50m breast-
stroke and 50m butterfly,
in four different age groups
from 10 to 13-year-olds.
Renmark West Primary
School won the freestyle
relay, claiming the Appleton
From this meet the
Riverland swim team was
selected to represent the
Riverland at the Country
Championship in Adelaide
on Friday, March 17.
Coaches of the Riverland
team are Paul Haenen from
Loxton Primary School and
Kerri Donaldson from the
Renmark Swimming Club.
Records that were broken on
Boys open freestyle 100m –
Jordan White, Renmark West PS,
1:11:41 (previous record Dylan
White, Renmark West, 1:16:53,
Girls open freestyle 100m – Ella
Kassebaum, Our Lady of the River,
1:13:92 (Emily Kassebaum, Berri
PS, 1:17:16, 2013).
Girls 12 50m freestyle – Ella
Kassebaum, Our Lady of the River,
33:54 (Emily Kassebaum, Berri
PS 34:36, 2013).
Boys 13 50m freestyle – Jordan
White, Renmark West PS, 31:40
(Dylan White, Renmark West PS,
Boys 10 50m backstroke –
Samuel Ivanovic, Renmark
North PS, 52:73 (Jordan White,
Renmark West, 53:70, 2014).
Girls 12 50m backstroke – Ella
Kassebaum, Our Lady of the River,
39:60 (Lauren Reichelt, Loxton,
Boys 13 50m backstroke – Jordan
White, Renmark West PS, 39:45
(Stefan Kudra, Loxton Lutheran,
Boys 11 50m breaststroke –
Bailey White, Renmark West
PS, 48:92 (Alex Kudra, Loxton
Lutheran, 50:49, 2012).
Girls 12 50m breaststroke –
Madelyn Long, Renmark West PS,
46:72 (Emily Kassebaum, Berri
PS, 47:81, 2013).
Boys 13 50m breaststroke –
Renzo Catalano, Loxton PS, 42:75
(Luke Sharrad, Loxton, 45:34,
Boys 13 50m butterfly – Jordan
White, Renmark West PS, 36:69
(Dylan White, Renmark West,
Appleton Shield 50m 4 x 4 relay
Renmark West PS, 2:23:57
(Loxton PS – 2:27:50).
SAPSASA swimming results
PROGRESS with the Riverland Women’s
Football League has taken another big step
with the announcement of a trial match to
be held at the Berri Football Club.
The announcement comes after the
league had run training sessions on each of
the past three Sundays.
RWFL co-ordinator Kiara Hoffmann
said the match came about after some help
from the Berri Football Club.
“We were trying to organise one with
Strathalbyn, because Barmera is playing
against them in a few weeks’ time,” she
“But then Berri heard that the team they
are playing against this week has a wom-
en’s team and approached them on whether
or not they would be interested.”
Ms Hoffmann said she is excited to see
the girls play against another club in a
“It is going to be awesome to watch,”
“We had 34 girls come out to training on
Sunday, so we were able to play a scratch
“It was great to get the girls playing
“So it will be good to see them come up
against somebody else on Saturday.”
Hoffmann said the three training ses-
sions were a success, with a lot of girls
“We have kept a contact list of everyone
that has been out to the trainings and we
are up to about 50 girls that have come
out and more that have said they are inter-
ested,” she said.
“The girls are absolutely loving it.
“I think they are surprised with how
much they enjoy playing football because
it has always been something that has been
The match will take place at 12.30pm.
For more information, head to https://
Women’s footy trial
game locked in
Red Bull has put together a miniature documentary series about some of the regular contestants in
the Riverland Dinghy Derby. PHOTO: Grant Schwartzkopff
Renmark West Primary School students celebrating their win. PHOTO: supplied
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