The Raft Race Association is excited to be working with bluewater, Mover Shaker International and Port Vauban to deliver this historic and totally bonkers event in Antibes.
Roll up Roll up!
We need donations for the wonderful charities we are supporting; SNSM Lifeboat and Restos du Coeur will benefit with all monies raised going to charities. This is an entirely not for profit community event.
We have many big names signed up as rafters, sponsors, service providers, volunteers and generous donators such as Worth Avenue, Edmiston, bluewater, YPI, Hill Robinson, Frasers, Ocean Independence, Sturge Taylor, Sunseeker, Riviera Yacht Support, Heineken, Colgans, The Blue Lady, Banana Bar, Port Vauban, Monaco Marine and many more.
We have a boat for press which you will be welcome to join and enjoy the day’s activities, there will be drinks provided for you and an opportunity to interview all the judges as well as the rafters. Check the raft race Facebook page for details on the companies competing. Places should be reserved well in advance for the press boat, so please send your photo and details for your pass to the contacts below.
Where and what time?
The port will open at 11am to the public and there will be entertainment as well as refreshments to purchase. It is a family day so we invite you to come with little ones and friends.
The race will commence at 1pm and be finished by 2pm. The companies are building their own rafts which must not be motorised and they must sail them round the port with activities to be completed enroute. They will be vying for the 10 awards up for grabs including Biggest Cheat, Raft we'd least like to insure, and Most Entertaining Crew (will send over the full list).
We have a lot of rafts signed up and the building, plus the mud-slinging fighting talk, has already began! Check the official raft race facebook page for updates.
Who Cares Who Wins?
Following the actual Raft Race at Port Vauban in Antibes, we will be hosting a big prize giving ceremony for all the rafters from 7pm at the port, and then the party will start with live music, pop-up bars from The Banana Bar and The Blue Lady sponsored by Heineken, and there will be food stands too.
Wristbands can be purchased from Bluewater or the blue lady at 10€ each.
Shipwrecked! Oh and did we mention the theme for the evening party? We’ll be throwing a Shipwrecked style evening bash so come in fancy dress if you dare, or just come and support your fellow rafters and local charities.
Thanks to all our generous sponsors so far, and to all those bravely building a raft, this event can’t happen without you.
For more details please contact:
Gary Morton – Raft Race Committee +33 (0)609 52 30 55
Sarah Smith-Garrison – Sponsorships, Press, Ticket and t-shirt sales- Sarah.firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Sarre - Rafters +33 (0)493 34 47 73
Dawn Morton – Sponsorships for evening party and raft race organisation plus volunteers - +33 (0)619 02 46 89
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