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PUBLISHED: 16:54 11 May 2011 | UPDATED: 19:20 20 February 2013

Apply now for Rye Raft Race

Apply now for Rye Raft Race

The 33rd Annual Rye Raft Race & Fete, organised by Rye & District Lions Club will take place Sunday 17th July

The race takes place this year on Sunday 17th July, with the race starting at 1.15pm and rafts assembling from noon. The course will be the same as last year consisting ofthree laps on the Rother downstream from the A259, New Road bridge.


The fete on The Salts will start at noon and will have all the usual attractions, such as a BBQ, beer tent, ice-creams, live music, children's go-carts and rides and many other stalls and side-shows.


Entries are welcome from any school, college, company, pubor organisation and two additional classes are being introduced this year. This will ensure that rafts ranging from a few beer barrels strapped together stand as much chance of winning a class as the large multiple crewed teams. Entry packs for the race can be obtained by ringing Bob Harvey on 0845 244 9449.


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