TO REMEMBER. Our 'First Class Passengers Only' Evening
"TITANIC" Fancy Dress Party on Saturday 21st April 2012 is now to be held
at Rio's Banana Cafe (Bar-Restaurant), Port Camille Rayon, Golfe-Juan.
Older Raftracers will remember that we held our famous 'Pirate Party' here
10 years ago in 2002, and what a Night to Remember that was. Local award
winning band 'The Yachtbreakers' lead an all star entertainment program
that will play to the end. See all the details
5th February 2012
TO MONACO in Antibes ! Isle of Man kayak enthusiast and
previous Raftrace Fancy Dress Winner Chris Allix - well known Director of
Dominion Marine Corporate Services - wanted to enter our Raftrace, but as
he has no room to carry the required 'female' on board we have appointed
him as our 'Raftrace Judge Afloat'. "I am kayaking from the Isle of Man to
Monaco later this year, for charity, and thought this would be a good way
to get used to the Med", gasped Chris as he hauled himself ashore after a
brisk mornings paddling across the Irish Sea.
See full details of Chris's trip
here. We look forward to
welcoming Chris to Antibes on Raftrace Day. As a Raftrace Judge - he gets
a free hat.
15th January 2012
The Queen's Birthday
is on 21st April - Raftrace Day - so we have decided to have each raft
carry a birthday card during the race, and first one to post the card at
the finish will be the winner. We hope that Her Majesty has as much fun as
we will on the day.
5th January 2012
CHANGE OF DATE -
Following traditional 'Raftrace Practice' we have changed the date of the
2012 Antibes Raft Race. The new date is Saturday
21st April 2012. The Mairie, Port Vauban and the IYCA have
kindly agreed to the new date, so now it's all systems go for the Raft
Race, although we still await the official OK for our evening "TITANIC"
Fancy Dress Party.
1st December 2011
MAIRIE GIVES OK - The Mairie announced that they, Port
Vauban and the IYCA, all give the green light for the 2012 Raft Race on
Saturday 31st March 2012. We still await the official OK for our evening
party at the Vide Grenier Centre on the RN7 - so fingers crossed.
26th October 2011
After much deliberation we have finally decided on the
date for the 2012 Raft Race. Subject to the OK from the Mayor, Port Vauban and IYCA
the Race will be on Saturday 31st March 2012
followed by an evening 'TITANIC' Fancy Dress Party at the
Vide-Grenier Centre (ex Vilmorin Garden Centre), 31 Avenue de Nice (RN7),
16th August 2011
raft design makes winners ! At least that what local Naval Architect &
Yacht Surveyor Richard Sarre feels, and he has shared his initial design
with us. "This layout provides the crew with proper rest and leisure
facilities as provided for in the ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006",
quips Richard. "It is stable, comfortable, and - in line with the
'Environmentally Friendly' theme of the 2012 Raft Race - it is recyclable
as floating accommodation on the lake for the 24hr Racing at Le Mans in
June 2012." Interested Raftracers can contact Richard at