Raft thrills spills and laughter

Raft thrills spills and laughter

Reporter:

Suzanne Jordan

A RAFT race will take to the water again later this month.

Rhyl RNLI harbour raft race will take place on Sunday, July 24 between 12.30pm and 4pm. 

The event, which is in its second year, attracted crowds galore last year.

There was plenty of spills, thrills and laughter as racers donned their life jackets and did their best to avoid a dunking.

This year, 20 teams have signed up for day - some wearing fancy dress and some designing their own bespoke rafts.

Rhyl’s all weather lifeboat will be afloat on the inner pontoon. Visitors can take advantage of a unique opportunity to come aboard a Mersey Class lifeboat and have a look round, whilst she is afloat. 

Dan Rowan, from the DJR jet ski display team, will be wowing crowds by performing an array of stunts, tricks and backflips within the harbour.

High speed rib rides will be offered by Seawake. All monies taken for trips will go directly to the RNLI. 

This year’s raft race will consist of two heat races of 10 teams, with the top five finishers from each heat race making they way to the final. 

So come on down and cheer the town’s rafters as they take off with gusto and see who emerges victorious. 

Email:

suzanne.jordan@nwn.co.uk

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