THE DAFT RAFT RACE 
FROM KYLEAKIN TO KYLE
1999
 
Each year the rafts are built by local crews and the race is run over the old ferry route from Kyleakin to Kyle. On e notable 'craft' was constructed using wheelie bins for bouyancy... it got half way then one came loose and the crew abandoned 'ship'.. Below are the winners

For those of you who have never rowed across the ferry route from Kyle to Kyleakin (or vice versa), let me assure you that the crews are all very fit... because these rafts are NOT streamlined - if anything the designers try to make them as rediculous as possible... hence the name of the race! Below we see the final insult as spectators fire a high pressure hose at the crews...

A future skipper looks on ...

The crews pass the finishing line one by one..

Why not contact the organisers next year for a go yourself.

Clubs and businesses welcome

 

 

 

 

 

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