So…only a few days left
Rob and @platinumnqueen22 are forging ahead with their fantastic non-human powered vessel… there’ll be a tonne of activity on this with 3d printing and a van roof this week…keep an eye out for it
We need a team to crystallise around the human powered raft – I’ve left the flag holding plank in the Space as a starting point, as we can rebuild last year’s ‘cRaft Beer’, or go for something new? Now would be a good time to get going with this
Sadly I’m away, but will be along to support/cheer/celebrate on Saturday
I’ve attached the poster too, can someone print this out and display it in the Space?
Here’s an email from the organiser, Ollie:
Ahoy There Sea Owls!
I hope you are all faring well, your beards long, your hair bedraggled, your legs and eyes off on their own adventures, your treasure buried, and your ships careened, as it is only 5 days and nights left to the 3rd Annual Maker Raft Race Regatta, ooooohh aaaaaghhhhhhhhh!!!
It’s shaping up nicely for this year’s fierce maritime competition. Our vessel is going to herald a new era in flotation, hydrodynamics and naval propulsion technology.
The site opens officially opens at ten, but you might be well get in there from 9… Its at the City Road Basin, The Islington Boat Club, roughly equidistant from Old Street and Angel Tubes. You can park in Graham Street and sometimes in the actual boat club, but dont rely on that.
There will be a youth club taking part in the race and helping us run the day, so no alcohol is allowed in the boat club itself. There are no restrictions in the neighbouring park (Graham Street Garden) where the races start from and audience often sit. There will be light refreshments such as sausage rolls and tea but please bring essentials for being out in the sun all day (snacks, sugar, water bottles, teddys).
All material must be removed from site by Sunday evening, if we don’t we may be liable to a fine.
Now, for the really important stuff, ALL VESSELS MUST BE FLYING A FLAG.
Also, please provide a jovial / short fact sheet on your team, workshop and vessel. Anything of interest or relevance that the commentator may call upon.
If you can provide prizes of dubious value and lustre for the prize giving ceremony that would be grand.
In terms of fees, please bring cash on the day for the boat club. The funded / commercial groups should pay £50 and community ones £25, though if some generous soul wants to sponsor the whole shebang that would be fantasmo.
I will see you 10 cables out and 3 fathoms below,
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