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Hen Island Raft Race Returns to Strangford Lough

4th April 2022
The Hen Island Raft Race
The Hen Island Raft Race

Hen Island lies in Whiterock Bay near Sketrick Island on the west shore of Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland and used to be the location for a popular raft race.

Now post Lockdown the Strangford Lough Raft Race is back by popular demand and will be held on Friday 3rd June on the 2022 Jubilee Weekend. Places are limited.

There will be about 20 entries open to teams (max of 6 people) from Strangford Lough Yacht Club members, so if you are interested, start preparing to build your rafts - no sail, power or boat hulls allowed! It should be noted that any materials used must be suitably cleaned of any toxicity so that there is no damage to the Lough.

More details, raft and team rules will be released shortly on the new website, but meanwhile, do start the necessary preparations.

The Club hopes everyone will be ready for a fun-filled family Jubilee Weekend

Betty Armstrong

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Betty Armstrong is Afloat and Yachting Life's Northern Ireland Correspondent. Betty grew up racing dinghies but now sails a more sedate Dehler 36 around County Down

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