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A large crowd gathered at Thurso beach to witness the annual Thurso Bay Raft Race organised by the North Coast Branch of the Coastguard Association.
First across the finish line at
Scrabster beach was ‘Final Fling 2’ crewed by members from Rolls Royce
Vulcan stores in a time of 23 minutes 29 seconds. Second was ‘Wick Fire
Brigade’ in a time of 24 minutes 13 seconds. Third was ‘Out of Control’
crewed by members from Johnson Controls in a time of 25 minutes 58
All first three rafts were entered in the paddles section of the race with the first of the oars rafts, ‘Trashy Women’ coming in 4th in a time of 30 minutes 3 seconds.
The damp squib in the proceedings proved
to be ‘BT Ignite’, whose manpower was found severely lacking as their raft
succumbed to the depths of Thurso Bay.
Glass Creations, Thurso again donated the trophy which will be awarded to the winners at this evenings proceedings.