Date set for Oban Raft Race

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The annual Oban charity raft race will take place on Saturday August 24 – giving would-be competitors time to construct their vessels.

The race will get under way at 2pm at the town centre beach and the sponsored event will raise money for the the Oban Lions Charity fund.

Anyone interesting in entering should know a few of the rules such as the rafts must be home-made and propelled by oar type paddles and/or home sails.

There is no canoe style rafts and all crew must be on the raft, not in it.

All polystyrene-based materials must be contained in a sealed case/containers.

Nails, screws, mental bindings or any other objects must not be allowed to protrude from the raft as these may cause injury to the competitors or other contestants.

For more information, or to get a registration form, email obanandlornlionsclub@gmail.com