Porthleven’s ‘Jurassic-Port’ pram and raft race makes a splash


This year’s raft and pram race were combined into one ‘monster’ event. The theme: Jurassic-Port. This event is held for two reasons. The first, for fun. The second to raise a little bit of money for a worthy cause. This year’s cause was the Porthleven Skate Park project.

Update: this event raised £470 for the skate park project! An amazing figure.

Like previous years, the turn out was great and there was almost as many dinosaurs as you would see in the film Jurassic Park.

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The route for the race was from Out of the Blue, along the bottoms and down the slip into the harbour. The competitors then had to paddle out of the inner-harbour and back to the slip. From the slip is was a dash to the Ship Inn.

This race was watched by a couple hundred  people who cheered on everyone, even the ones whose pram turned out not to be a very good raft.

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Thanks should go to Suzie Williams who as ever was the organiser and ‘race’ official, the marshals, those who took part and everyone who cheered.

finally, no dinosaur was hurt during the event….

One comment

  • Gilly Zella Martin

    I thought they were great, I saw them all leave from ‘Out of the Blue’, unfortunately I did not see them in the water this year, but glad all went well. Well done to the organisers and entrants.

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