Nottingham Raft Race

The River Trent - National Water Sports Centre

British Raft Race series returns to the heart of British Rafting to race at the National Water Sports Centre.  The original artificial white water facility in the UK hosts this epic event. An open event to all budding and experienced teams with a evening party.



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Entry fee is £300 per team of 6. This includes use of the rafts for racing, and training time, plus an evening meal on Saturday. Camping is also included in the entry fee for each team of six, and you must have no more than three tents per team.



You must provide your own personal paddling and safety equipment, including paddles. If any teams require paddles, please contact Deb to see if there are any possibilities to borrow / hire for the weekend.



Each team member must either be a member of the BCU or home nation equivalent, or pay a £5 supplement for the weekend to cover them for insurance. Membership numbers for each team member will be required by registration, or the insurance fee will have to be charged.



Event location:

Our event hosts are the National Water Sports Centre

We will be meeting at the Slalom course


Dates: June 25th and 26th 2016

Open practice can be arranged with the National Water Sports Centre Directly.



Friday evening - registration will be open from 7pm - 11pm. There will be a representative in the Water Sports Centre Bar, where you can come and sign in, collect your event vouchers and make sure we have the necessary consent forms for your team.



Sprint and Head to Head racing will take place in the morning

Slalom will take place in the afternoon

Evening meal for all competitors will be provided (location TBA), with results so far and a social!



Downriver endurance race

Awards ceremony and prize giving.

We are aiming to be finished by 2pm at the latest, including awards and prize giving, to allow people time to travel home, or enjoy the rest of the day in the area.


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Last Years Event

Matlock, Derbyshire

Last years event was a huge success, we hope to make this a regular feature in our calendar

Nothing is more powerful than rafting.. and rafting is able to conquer and heal the wounds of nations and generations of people.

~ Hoopla Harris