Looe raft race returns to the river this summer

Lifeboats News Release

The Looe raft race is back, it is time to get a team together and build a raft

2019 Looe raft race

RNLI/Ian Foster

2019 Looe raft race

Organised by Looe RNLI volunteer fundraisers and supported by the Looe Boat Owners Association the Looe raft race is returning to the river. The raft race will take place on Sunday 10 July 2022 starting at 3 pm

Looe RNLI volunteers are delighted that the Looe Boat Owners Association are able to help organise this year’s raft race after a two year break due to the pandemic. As well as an enjoyable day on the river, the Boat Owners Association say this event raises valuable funds for Looe RNLI lifeboat station. They are encouraging participants to get together to build a raft and register their entry. This year there are three classes Junior, Adult fun and Elite. Prizes will be given to the class winners together with awards for the best fundraiser and best fancy dress.

There will be plenty of vantage points for spectators to join in the fun along the Banjo Pier and the quaysides on either side of the river. The Elite and Adult teams will paddle the course from East Looe beach along the river to a turn above the bridge and return to the finish line at the lifeboat slipway. They will be joined by the juniors who start from little beach, by the lifeboat station.

More details and our entry form can be found at www.looelifeboats.co.uk/raftrace

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· 2019 Looe raft race (1)
Photo credit RNLI / Ian Foster

· 2019 Looe raft race (2)
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Information

· Re-established as an inshore lifeboat station in 1992, Looe RNLI operate two inshore lifeboats
An Atlantic 85 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II and a D Class Ollie Naismith

· For further information on Looe RNLI Lifeboats please visit our website www.looelifeboats.co.uk

· Looe RNLI Facebook page www.facebook.com/LooeRNLI

RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone

Ian Foster, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Looe Lifeboat Station, on 07902 753228 or [email protected] or [email protected]

or Amy Caldwell, RNLI Regional Media Manager, on 07920 818807 or [email protected]

or Emma Haines, RNLI Regional Media Officer, on 07786 668847 or [email protected]

Alternatively you can contact the RNLI Duty Press Officer on 01202 336789
2019 Looe raft race

RNLI/Ian Foster

2019 Looe raft race

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