TOTNES RAFT RACE
HAS BEEN CANCELLED
For the first time in its nearly 40-year history the annual Totnes Raft Race, organised by the Rotary Club of Totnes which was to be run on Sunday 30th September, has been cancelled because of the water levels in the River Dart. The dry summer has reduced the flow to such an extent that weirs and other natural obstructions would be impassable and other parts of the river are so shallow that there would be insufficient water to float many of the rafts.
Race organiser Stephen Evans said “The safety of the rafters and all the volunteers who help run the event is paramount. With little rain in the forecast for the next few weeks the situation is unlikely to improve, and we wanted to give everyone as much notice as possible”
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
TOTNES CANOE CLUB
TOTNES SUB-AQUA CLUB
ST JOHN AMBULANCE
TOTNES SEA SCOUTS
The Rotary Club of Totnes is a Registered charity (number 293236)
The Totnes Raft Race, known as ‘The River Dart Struggle ‘
will be held on Sunday, 30th September 2018
It takes place along the river Dart starting at Dart Bridge,
Buckfastleigh, and on through a mixture of white water, fast
flowing weirs and calm stretches, and makes its way down to the
finish in Totnes, a distance of some 13 Kilometres
This is acknowledged as one of the great river challenges and last year,
2017 saw 51 rafts entered.
This is an ideal corporate or group team building exercise,
but with a difference, each team must make their own raft out of
a restricted list of approved materials.
Crews between 2 to 10 people per raft, all male, all female or mixed, over the
age of 18, can take part in an exciting struggle to the finish.
There will be trophies for;
Fastest male or mixed crew with 2,4,6,8, or 10 people
Fastest female crew with 2,4,6,8, or 10 people
Best fancy dress crew in each class
Crew which raises the most sponsorship and crew which raises the most sponsorship
for Totnes Rotary Charities