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Great Hydro Derbyists Through (future) Time: 2030

It has come to our attention at Hydro Derby HQ that those fellow Derbyists across the Tasman have their cunning eyes firmly set on the on the future. Not content to merely chase sheep with Velcro gloves recent reports have them breeding an elite squad of Hydro Derby competitors, with Helen Clark recently declaring in … Continue reading

2011 Team Profile: Dirty Mexicans

At 2am Monday morning local time the Hydro Derby HQ (Bangalore Sub-Outsourcing Registration Processing Branch) was firebombed into the Devonian Age. Luckily due to the recent GFC we were running only a skeleton staff of a half dozen Indus Perch from the River Vrishabhavathi, all escaped with only a minor poaching. This morning it was widely … Continue reading

Great Hydro Derbyists Through Time: Captain Ahab

Who the hell is this ancient Hydro Derbyist Captain Ahab? He is the mofo captain of the Pequod who is driven by a monomaniacal desire to kill the great Moby Dick (the basis for the Led Zeppelin song) and chase him across the seven seas with his band of whaling minions. Captain Ahab was so intense, he would … Continue reading

2011 Team Profile: Team Gout

The 2011 Board of Competition Stewards are honoured to announce the second official team entry for the 2011 2nd Annual Pittwater Hydro Derby Summer Invitational! Whilst the scuttlebutt has held talk of a formidable force being assembled from west of the Great Divide for some weeks it was the arrival of a ill tempered sea bass … Continue reading

Total Coverage!

Just like the Fear and Loathing enveloped Mint 400 Desert Race we at Hydro Derby HQ need total coverage! With a Hydro-Arena spanning several square nautical miles we’re relying on you, the competitors, to augment the official event coverage. Following is a guide to the media available to each team and some tips to address … Continue reading

The Post-Event Gala Event Post

After the show it’s the afterparty, then After the party it’s the hotel lobby, then After the Belve then it’s probably Cris And after the original it’s probably this Yes ma, Bed-Stuy, Fiesta R. Kelly There are few things sweeter after a hard days Hydro Derbying than letting it all hang out at the Apres … Continue reading

I’ll bring the soy and wasabi.

In a perfect world, all Hydro Derby participants would essentially just bring a sharp knife and some chopsticks to consume the catch as fresh as possible. However the reality is that most of the Hydro time will be spent hauling in small fry taking photos of them next to cans for submission. Could it be … Continue reading

2011 Team Profile: RAMROD

The 2011 Board of Competition Stewards are exalted to announce that 2009’s  Team RAMROD have signaled their intent to compete in the 2011 2nd Annual Pittwater Hydro Derby Summer Invitational. We received the following missive from the Team’s offices today:

Can rounding

Chumps, In the physical sciences, quality assurance, and engineering, measurement is the activity of obtaining and comparing physical quantities of real-world objects and events. Established standard objects such as the “standard can” are used as units, and the process of measurement gives a number relating the item under study and the referenced unit of measurement.  The … Continue reading

The Inside Line: Knowing your Knots

Social Athletes of all persuasions are often presented with a series of scenarios within the Hydroderby arena that can make or break your race for the 2011 Pittwater perpetual pail. Losing fish in the context of the fierce social athlete fuelled competition, will have you a long way down the leader board. The Hydroderby since … Continue reading