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Ouseday - Raft Race this Sunday

On 4 Jul 2017 at 12:39pm webbo wrote:
Bigger and better than ever before - Boat races, Canoe races, The Raft Race and the Bonfire Dash, food festival and much more in Lewes and Newhaven.

Tescos sold out of eggs last year - jast sayin'

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On 4 Jul 2017 at 1:15pm leveller wrote:
Are Cliffe going to throw their rattles out of their rafts when they lose again.
On 4 Jul 2017 at 2:03pm endoftheouse wrote:
Eggs are so last year. Maris Piper for me this year.
On 4 Jul 2017 at 2:21pm Rafter wrote:
@endoftheouse Not even funny!
On 4 Jul 2017 at 2:23pm Not violent wrote:
Spuds are dangerous. Farmyard manure is not.
On 4 Jul 2017 at 5:15pm Lewes RT Chairman wrote:
The Raft race is just 5 days away.
Please see www.ouseday.com for details on all events happening on the day.
Good locations for spectating are Malling Recreational ground, the Bridges in Lewes , The John Harvey Tavern Yard & The Railway Land south of Cliffe.
Further down the river Southease Bridge is always popular with spectators. Southease Parish Council have kindly arranged parking in a field just west of the bridge and request that people park considerately and do not block access roads .
In Newhaven for the finale the best viewing points are Denton Island and also on Newhaven swing bridge. From there all spectators are welcome to join in the celebrations on West Quay where the winning crews will Awarded the coveted Raft Race Trophy along with prizes for the Most devious means , best dressed / decorated and also the prize for the last raft home.
On 4 Jul 2017 at 5:53pm And thats a fact. wrote:
The John Harvey does not have a yard, Argos does however and its private And that's a fact, Your security twit from Hove going on about not letting eggs be thrown has obviously never been to Lewes raft race, this one should be his first & last and That's another Fact.
On 4 Jul 2017 at 5:54pm james bond wrote:
I'm gonna duck em up when I go past at 35knots in my speed boat,, chucking rookies ,, yeeeeeee haaaaaaaa mo fo
On 4 Jul 2017 at 6:10pm Lewes RT Chairman wrote:
I stand corrected on the ownership of the yard . Referring to the man as a twit is a bit unfair coming given his limited knowledge of the event. Im sure he will soon learn about the goings on of the enthusiastic raft race spectators .
On 5 Jul 2017 at 9:26am Captain Pugwash wrote:

From the official site rules.
No raft is to carry or ignite any flammable objects, fireworks or distress flares etc.
On no account shall any participant in the race throw any water, eggs or missile of any sort at spectators or boats, whether or not the latter are involved in the event. This includes the safety boat.
well that is going to be boring if those elements involved.
On 5 Jul 2017 at 2:31pm Lewes RT Chairman wrote:
Official Rules for the Lewes to Newhaven Raft Race .
The Bonfire rafts are a whole other matter
On 6 Jul 2017 at 8:30am And thats a fact wrote:
Lewes RT Chairman. Unfair?, but a true statement. Eggs, flour & water bombs are not only long established tradition they are one of the main reasons the crowds turn out, It's supposed to be a fun event, It's The Lewes raft race chap, not Henley Regatta. And that's a fact.
On 6 Jul 2017 at 11:01am Lewes RT Chairman wrote:
It's supposed to be a fun event and it remains that . The Raft Race is all about fun & games and as far removed from the Henley Regatta as you can get but as organisers we have safety obligations etc .
We can't be "seen" to encourage wanton violence but we do largely throw a blind eye to eggs & flour but need to be aware that people were throwing Argos catalogues off Cliffe bridge 2 years ago.
Thanks again Nameless Fact Dispenser.
On 6 Jul 2017 at 12:06pm Lord Tory wrote:
Unfortunately this sort of event will attract the thick inbred chavvy types who become rather childish after half a shandy.

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