Skerries RNLI raft race set for September date

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A raft race, in aid of Skerries RNLI, which has been growing in popularity since its return two years ago, will take place on Saturday 13 September.

The raft race is a great day out for all the family and the fundraising committee is hard at work to ensure the event is an even bigger success this year. The venue will, as before, be the south strand in Skerries.

Registration for the race will take place at the Skerries RNLI station house on the harbour road in Skerries on Sunday 7 September from 2pm to 4pm. The entry fee will be €50 per raft and each raft must be crewed by four to six people. Life jackets are mandatory for the event. Mechanical propulsion systems are not allowed and the entry must be a raft. Surfboards, boats, carved foam etc. will be disqualified. All competitors must be over 18.

Speaking ahead of the event, Gerry Canning, Skerries RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer said: ‘The raft race is a great attraction to everyone young and old. Every year the competitors outdo themselves with their creations and we are looking forward to more of the same this year.’.

Skerries RNLI will be providing updates regularly, so keep an eye on the website ( along with Skerries RNLI Facebook page and Twitter account @SkerriesRNLI. Posters will also be available to download from the website.