Mumbles Lifeboat RNLI Raft Race Date announced

Lifeguards News Release

For the first time the course is changing for this historic fundraiser

Teams get set at the start line

RNLI/Tony Bowen

Raft race

The volunteer crew of The Mumbles lifeboat have announced the date of this years annual raft race.

12.30 pm on August 5th will see the start of the race which will take a different route for the first time in over 30 years. The race will be an ‘Out and back’ race from Knab Rock around a halfway marker and back to the slipway near to Verdi’s.

In past years the race has raised up to £25,000 for the charity and teams are requested to contact the station as soon as possible to register to race as places will be limited. To get in touch just email

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