Saturday, 25 August 2012

The Great Ripon Raft Race

I enjoyed myself so much at the St Wilfrids Day Parade at Ripon the other week that I decided to have a return trip for the Great Ripon Raft Race.  The event takes place in the canal basin where local teams compete against each other on home made rafts, or as in the picture, baths.  The event is organised by Scuba Diving For All, a charity which enables people with physical difficulties to dive and swim.  The picture shows two of the teams at the turning back point, as you can see one of the baths is taking on water, and went down like the Titanic shortly afterwards, the crew did survive though.

1 comment:

  1. What a great day Martin. Thanks for the picture. The Team in the bath from Travis Perkins valiantly retrieved & emptied their bath of water before getting back in & completing the race.