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Regatta Devolves Into Utter Chaos

This weekend's Snowflake Regatta in Riverhead, New York, had to have the least competent group of rowers ever assembled in one place. Here's an attempted catalogue of all the damage:

  • :13 - A boat straight up rows into a pier, knocking someone overboard
  • :21 - A boat is seemingly stuck on land
  • :40 - An aimlessly adrift boat gets in another's way, prompting angry mothers to yell "assholes!" and "you RUINED IT for them!"
  • 1:00 - Two boats are just chilling in the middle of the course after they got in each other's way
  • 1:00 to 1:40 - Apparently it takes a Herculean effort to disengage two boats
  • 1:45 - Phew, they're finally disengaged
  • 1:50 - OH GOD THEY DISENGAGED INTO THE PATH OF A THIRD BOAT!
  • 2:10 - A kid gets clocked in the head by another boat's oar
  • 2:27 - A boat has to slow down after realizing they're running into land
  • 2:38 - They avoid the land, but run into what looks like a hanging orange trash bag
  • 2:45 - Some guy sums up the race with an anguished, "oh no, again?!" as two boats run into each other
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Just watch the damn video.

h/t Bryce

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