Twelve homemade rafts were paddled furiously from SYC up the river and back to Coronation Green on Saturday 31st August in our first charity raft race in aid of the Sussex Sailability Door to Shore campaign.
The final figure raised is still being assessed but the popularity of the event was so high that applications to take part in the 2020 race have already been received!
Fantastic support was received from a number of sponsors and donors of raffle prizes and all our promotional work in the last few weeks of preparation was undertaken by our own club member Ben Yates. Bob Taylor, another of our members, provided some fantastic themed trophies which will be a feature in our trophy cabinet very soon!
The race was won by The Marlipins and the wooden spoon went to the most elaborate craft entered by Brandwagon.
The date of the race for 2020 is Sunday 23rd August. Please put it in your diaries now! Helpers, volunteers, sponsors and of course entrants are much needed. Please contact the office for more information.