The 49th Annual Raft Race
Annual Raft Race brings in the crowds to Derbyshires Matlock
The 49th Raft Race took place on Boxing day bringing in the crowds to this annual event. Derbyshire Association of Sub-Aqua Clubs organise the Race that runs down the Derwent River running from Matlock through Matlock Bath to finish in Cromford. The event raising money for the RNLI. The start had a flotilla of rafts drifting down the Derwent doing battle with not only each other but also allowing the crowds that lined the river banks to take part. Flour bombs and water canons the weapons of choice on a fast flowing river.The Mayor of Matlock later judges the rafts and presents prizes.
Next year (2012) will celebrate the 50th annual Matlock to Cromford Raft Race. The organisers of this prestigious event are always looking for new volunteers to help keep the event running, Should you be interested in offering your services then contact the Derbyshire Association of Sub-Aqua by following the link. http://www.dasac.co.uk/