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The Thorpe Bay Rotary Club is delighted to be repeating this very popular event, free for spectators, following the enormous success of the 2017 Race.
Up to 50 sponsored rafts will race along the coast towards Southend and will raise funds for the local RNLI station and other charities. There will be prizes for the fastest raft; the most attractive raft; the best dressed all male crew; the best dressed all female crew, and other classes that we think of!
Rafts may have up to eight crew members, all of whom must be over the age of 18. The cost of each raft entry is £200. Crews may elect on entry to raise funds for either the local RNLI station or their own favourite registered charity.
To enter you must have read and agreed to the Rules and Regulations shown on the Raft Race Application page. The crew captain will then receive by post details of where and when to attend, a copy of the Rules and Regulations that he/she has agreed and these must be shared with the other members of the crew. On the day, every crew member will have to sign to confirm their acceptance of the Rules and Regulations.
Enjoy refreshments and entertainment on the green opposite the beach where toilet facilities will also be available. There will be a dedicated viewing area from where disabled persons can watch the races and parking for spectators. We give our sincere thanks to all members of Thorpe Bay Yacht Club who have made it possible to return this event to the Southend-on-Sea list of attractions.
So let’s make this another fun event and once again raise loads of money for charity.