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Entries Are Now Open For 2020

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About The Raft Race 

Portrush Raft Race takes place annually as part of a jam-packed bank holiday weekend of harbour-side family mayhem and fun.  



Ramore Raft Race Programme - 2020 Date Coming Soon

One Of The Most Popular Family Fun Days On The North Coast

When Did It All Start? 

The first Portrush Raft Race took place in 1982. It was the result of a friendship that existed between two Johns. ... Rafts ranged from basic through to the Quinquireme of Nineveh which came complete with galley slaves, skeltons, and albatross and shark.


Fun for all the Family

2018 was a hugely successful fund-raising event for the RNLI with families travelling from all over Ireland and beyond to join in the many activities planned. This year will be no different and we guarantee there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Lifeboat Tours

Tours of Portrush Lifeboat, William Gordon Burr are subject to emergency response requirements. Historic Joseph Soar Lifeboat was withdrawn from service in 1990, throughout her life she was launched 135 times and saved 135 lives.

Portrush Yacht Club Swim

This swim should be formidable due to the seasonal low sea temperature and the challenge of deep water swimming.
The swim is open to both wet-suits and 'skins' swimmers.

Junior Raft Race

One for our Raft Race stars of the future. Fun mini-races in the safety of the harbour. Turn up and register at the pontoon on the day. 
Entry fee is £2 per child, two kids per raft, with the race taking place in heats. 

Stormy Stan

Stormy Stan is the busy Storm Force mascot, RNLI's club which helps little ones discover the exciting world of lifeboats and lifeguards.
The best selfie tweeted using #stormystan and #portrushraft will win a prize.

Brian Moore - Compère

It’s all change at the Portrush Raft Race as local entertainer Brian Moore takes on the role of Compere for 2019 and is really looking forward to the challenge. 

“I was approached several weeks ago but already had a booking in the diary.  Thankfully, however, I was able to reschedule that as I think the Raft Race is such a wonderful concept and it’s like a launchpad to the summer’s activities.  Having met the committee I’ve no doubt that this year’s Raft Race is going a tremendous success and raise a considerable amount of money for the Portrush RNLI”.  

Brian is no stranger to the resort of course with his work at the NW200 hospitality, Causeway Coast Truck Fest, Pirates Off Portrush, Causeway Coast Mini Day Out, Air Waves and he’ll also be acting as Compere at The Open events.



Ramore Raft Race Programme - 2020 Date Coming Soon

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Bank holiday weekend of family fun. All funds raised go to Portrush RNLI.  🎉


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