Raft Race: Saturday 13th August 2016

The time is nigh for infamous White Swan annual raft race; the 2016 event takes place from 12pm on August 13th! The raft race has taken place every year since the late 1970s, and become a Twickenham summer tradition. The race was started to raise money for the RNLI as we have a close relationship with the Teddington branch of this charity.  Contestants have to paddle their self-built rafts across the river to the bank at Ham then back to us in a series of heats until we have a final race to decide a winner. The participants also dress up in fancy dress with a prize given to the best team costume (the outfits are normally of a pretty impressive standard; the construction of rafts can be questionable)

For those wishing to participate in this please contact us on 02087442951 or email us at enquiries@whiteswantwickenham.co.uk