Lossiemouth’s raft race aims to be bigger than ever

Adventurous and innovative teams from throughout Moray are being invited to get their entries in for the 2014 Lossiemouth Raft Race.

The annual event attracts thousands each year to the banks of the River Lossie, where clever and often simply bizarre floating contraptions are launched from under the landmark Seatown bridge to race to the mouth of the river and back.

Helping to organise the 37th instance of the event on August 3 is Flight Lieutenant Dave Hapgood. He said: “The race is a well known and loved event in the calendar for RAF Lossiemouth.

”This year I think it will be bigger than ever – we expect a strong challenge from the Steamboat Inn as they attempt to win back the trophy from RAF Lossiemouth’s own MT section.

”But there were some strong challenges last year so we expect a good race for the trophy this time around.”

The famous ‘toilet seat’ trophy was won by the Steamboat in 2012 but mysteriously went missing from the post-race celebrations in the local pub, to be handed back days later.

As well as the race itself the fun day out is supported by many businesses who provide stalls and entertainment along the banks of the river.

Any group or business requiring information on the 2014 Lossiemouth Raft Race is asked to contact the organisers through the events page on the RAF Lossiemouth website.

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