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Getting ready for Portrush Raft Race 2024

RNLI Portrush Lifeboat for Portrush Raft Race event

The planning for Portrush Raft Race is ‘full steam ahead’ to be ready for 25th and 26th May!

The event will take place on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May, in aid of RNLI Portrush, and lots of work has been going on behind the scenes to get ready for the big event.

Portrush Yacht Club have launched an Eventbrite for all Rafters to apply  and have reduced the entry fee this year too!

Karl Simmonds, General Manager at Portrush Yacht Club said:

“We are working hard with RNLI representatives and our own team to make sure we are all set to go and are very excited about this new event for our club.

"We are looking forward to seeing all the great rafts and enjoying the usual craic that Raft Race brings to the town. We made a conscious decision to reduce the entry fee this year we very are aware of rising costs in other areas, and we really want to make the entry fee affordable so that we can encourage people to get their rafts ready to come to Portrush".

Beni McAllister Lifeboat Operations Manager at Portrush RNLI added: "We are ready to go for the end of May, and are very excited about adding this event to our RNLI 200th celebrations!"

Karl concluded:

"We have a lot of local sponsors coming on board and we are excited to work with the community to make Raft Race 2024 a locally run event and we thank them all for their support."

Entries are now open, and information and applications are now live on:


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