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Antibes Raft Race

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Date(s) - Apr 14, 2018
All Day

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Port Vauban

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Back after a five-year hiatus, this build-and-race-a-raft event is styled after the Oxford/Cambridge Boat Race, but without all the rules. This year’s theme is Shipwrecked. Proceeds benefit charity.

Local businesses, crew and yachts are invited to build their own raft no larger than 12 square meters to sail around a course at Port Vauban. No motors or electricity of any kind are allowed, fancy dress is encouraged, a drenching is to be expected, cheaters will be egged, and above all fun is mandatory.

The cost is a 200 euros, which goes to charity. The cost of the raft is at the participants’ expense. A maximum of 35 raft applications will be accepted.

Visit the official race site for more details and to see photos from previous races dating back to the early 1980s.

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