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 so, with up to eight crew, that’s just £25 per member. 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 a fun event and raise loads of money for charity, and hopefully we will be able make this an annual event once again.