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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Portrush Raft Race 2020
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Portrush Raft Race will take place on Saturday, 23rd – 24th May 2020 at the West Strand in Portrush, as part of a jam-packed bank holiday-weekend of harbour-side family mayhem and fun in association with abrand new headline sponsor – Porter and Co.

Chair of the Raft Race committee, Stephen McConnell said:

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“This is avery exciting year for the Raft Race as we make preparations for nextyear in which is our 40th anniversary. To be partnering with Porter &Co for the first time, a prominent family-owned business with anenviable reputation in the construction industry. Bill Porter is anenthusiastic local boat owner. The committee is working hard to makethe Raft Race Weekend a fun-filled and safe event for the wholefamily.

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“When you consider each rescue launch of our lifeboatcosts £6,000, entirely funded by donations, this craic-filled weekendmakes it possible to provide the entire North Coast with a year-roundinvaluable rescue service”.

The full programme will be revealed next week on the Portrush RaftRace website and social media pages, with the lineup including livemusic, on-board tours of the lifeboat, a fun dog show and much more.

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The Sunday programme features all the old favourites such as BeachZumba, Welly Wanging and the Yacht Club Open Sea challenge as well asthe all-new Dog Show which is already attracting an incredible amountof interest.

“It’s already attracting a lot of paws for thought and there’ll be afew shaggy dog stories to tell after this one,”

a spokesperson said.

North Coast entertainer Brian Moore will compere the event for thesecond year running.Commenting at the launch event he said

“I had a great time hostinglast year’s event and I’m honoured to have been asked back not onlyfor this year but for the 40th celebration of this iconic event in2021.
All the brilliant people who make this event what it deserve a massivecelebration and it’s going to be an absolute honour to be a part of It”.

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