Great Oban Raft Race will be hotly con­tested

The Oban Times - - News -

WHILE some may be sad to see the West High­land Yacht­ing Week fin­ish­ing this week, oth­ers will be de­lighted that the ‘proper’ rac­ing starts in the Great Oban Raft Race this Satur­day Au­gust 5.

An­nual en­trants Au­to­glass will again throw down the gaunt­let to the other teams en­tered in the an­nual event.

Jim Edge, of or­gan­is­ers Oban and Lorn Lions, said: ‘Claim­ing brag­ging rights will be Au­to­glass ... if and when they win on Satur­day after­noon.

‘This may come as chal­lenge to the RNLI, who con­sider them­selves well trained in all things sea­side and have an ex­cel­lent chance of claim­ing top dog sta­tus.

‘The rest of the chal­lengers will not take this ly­ing down and will make this year’s race re­ally com­pet­i­tive.

‘There is a good en­try for this year’s event with the rafts and the fancy dress out­fits kept a closely-guarded se­cret.

‘If you want to wit­ness this an­nual spec­ta­cle it all hap­pens about 2pm this Satur­day from the town cen­tre beach.’

To Boldly Go! reached warp speed to win last year.

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