Bath Tub Race set to thrill on New Year's Day

Bournemouth Echo: Bath Tub Race set to thrill on New Year's Day Bath Tub Race set to thrill on New Year's Day

The thrills and spills of the annual Bath Tub Race takes place in the chilly waters of Poole Quay on New Years Day, where intrepid mariners will be paddling their home-made craft from the Custom House steps to the steps near the Lord Nelson.

The variety of floating craft will enter the water at 11.15am with the race due to start at 11.30am.

The event will raise funds for the RNLI and other charities and festivities continue at the Blue Boar in Market Street.

Thousands of spectators turned out at last year's event to cheer the teams on as they battled for first place.

Around 45 tubs took to the sea for the race, which has been going for around 30 years.

 

 

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1:09pm Tue 31 Dec 13

adspacebroker says...

That will be worth seeing in 60mph winds...good luck!
That will be worth seeing in 60mph winds...good luck! adspacebroker

3:31pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Very Old Man says...

adspacebroker wrote:
That will be worth seeing in 60mph winds...good luck!
When putting to sea in a bath tub-a vessel designed to be wet on the inside and dry on the outside, and not the other way around-60mph winds are the least of your problems......
[quote][p][bold]adspacebroker[/bold] wrote: That will be worth seeing in 60mph winds...good luck![/p][/quote]When putting to sea in a bath tub-a vessel designed to be wet on the inside and dry on the outside, and not the other way around-60mph winds are the least of your problems...... Very Old Man

5:14pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Too much rubber being worn for my liking.........
Too much rubber being worn for my liking......... Letcommonsenseprevail

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