The Swedish Tawe Nunnugah?

Gary McDonald is entertaining himself these cold Tasmanian winter days by browsing YouTube, and came up with this delightful video of the ‘Mail boat Race across the Aland (Baltic) Sea’. Apparently in the old days the job of carrying the mail was contracted out to small farmers in small boats – rowing and sailing, and this race is in honor, and to celebrate, the tradition. You win by not only being fast, but also being ‘most authentic’, both in costume and in boat. There is a good bit in the middle, greeted by a lot of eye rolling, where the women participants are told ‘We wear our clothes differently, so now I want to see you pull up all your skirts and fasten them in your real waistline’.