Charity Moat Boat Race 2013

The ‘swans’ of team ‘Harristocrats’ took part in the 2013 Moat Boat Race at the Bishops Palace, Wells. On a glorious summer day, thirty rafts took to the chilly waters of the Bishops Palace Moat in home-made rafts to compete for glory in front of a record crowd.image13

Despite a massive effort from the team to paddle a raft constructed from steel and plastic containers the Harristocrats were unable to make the finals and compete for a podium finish. A great day was enjoyed by all involved and plans are now afoot for a new lighter and quicker raft for next year’s race!

The team would like to say a massive thank you to all involved and especially to all the kind sponsors. The money raised is being donated to The City of Wells Lions Club and St Margaret’s Hospice.

The raft was crewed by Joshua Eva, Andy Hambleton, Christopher Mullett and Joe Stradling.

Footage from two of the races can be viewed at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9euZIv8B_Ew

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtk-sKkJDYc