Regata officials made the announcement today that after yet another year of lack of rainfall the Sahara Desert Boating Regata will be called off again.
Organiser Captain Abdul Redgrave refused to be drawn on the idea of relocating the event and defiantly retorted ' we are not going to give up easily on our beloved regata and will not be put off by a mere technicality of consistently having no water to hold it on and will not be moving it from its traditional and rightful home the Sahara Desert'.
Captain Redgraves stubborn attitude took an even more absurd turn when he claimed ' having water for a boating regata is not always an advantage. We had to cancel the 1937 event after taking the ground breaking decision to cut the hulls away from the bottom of the boats so that the crew's could run around with them on the desert floor instead. Unfortunatley for us that year it just so happened there was a freak rain storm in the Sahara and the regata had to be called off due to the course being water logged'.
World Health Experts are siting this as the worst example of over exposure to the sun they'd ever seen . A spokesperson for World Health commented ' we thought the Mayan Tribe had gone a bit tonto due to too much sun worship with their lunatic activity causing them to make crazy forecasts of armageddon but this lot take the biscuit. They are in more need of a month in the shade than Amy Winehouse is in getting her next drugs fix '.