For the 30th consecutive year, a modest group of eccentrics assemble at the base of the Karapiro dam, ready to embark on one the world’s longest and most challenging small boat races. The Great Waikato Seagull race draws contestants from all round New Zealand, all vying to conquer the mighty Waikato river abet with an unlikely choice of hardware.
The British Seagull once touted as ‘The best outboard motor in the world’ is now famous for all the wrong reasons. With a reputation for being hopelessly unreliable, the British seagull is a relic of modern technology dating back to the second world war.
Birds of a Feather is the story of seagull racing on the Waikato where competitors from all walks of life, battle 130km downstream subjecting themselves to an arduous two day challenge that will test their patience, tempers and humour! They don’t have to be crazy, but it certainly helps!