You may be aware that Zoe, myself, Mike (our Pharmacist) and his wife Sarah signed up for a raft race in aid of Sussex Sailability – a local charity that opens up the world of sailing to the disabled.
Several weeks ago our raft was created and on her initial venture onto the water …. sank!
More buoyancy was added and we arrived at the start line on Saturday full of expectation, hope and excitement!
The canon sounded for the start of the race from Jubilee Green to a mark just before the Norfolk road bridge and back.
It was lovely to see so many familiar faces in the crowds both along the shore and also on the pedestrian bridge – all shouting encouragement.
There were rafts of all shapes and sizes and as we approached the turn we were contesting 2nd place with a raft made on drainage pipes crewed by 8 guys who managed to pull away from us as we finished 3rd!
The Sussex Yacht Club hosted the event and it was there we headed back to for the prize giving.
Plans are already being made for next years race which will be in June.