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Raft Race

There will be two categories for the raft race - fastest raft and fun raft. There will be prizes for the winner of each category including best dressed raft. Entry to the raft race costs £50. All entries must comply with the rules as listed below:

Rules for Entry

  • Rafts must be hand-made and have no sharp or protruding objects.
  • Any team that uses oil drums as part of their raft design, must ensure that drums are clean and sealed.
  • Rafts must be propelled by paddles only, no mechanical means of propulsion are allowed.
  • All rafts must be fitted with a towing line.
  • All crew must wear bouyancy aids or life jackets - available for hire on the day.
  • Team names should be clearly displayed of the raft.
  • Rafts should have between 4 and 8 rowers.
  • Participants under the age of 18 should be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Rafters that enter the water without registering their attendance will be disqualified.
  • Entrants are responsible for safely transporting and disposing their rafts.
  • The scrutineer's and judge's decisions are final.

Sign Up form »

To enter the race, download the form above. The form can be filled out within adobe reader. You will need the latest version to do this.

The form must then be posted along with a cheque for payment to the river festival committee. We will then contact you with the details of what will happen on the day. All entries must be submitted by one week before the festival.