Choppy waters fail to put off Blackwaterfoot raft racers

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The revival of the Blackwaterfoot Raft Race was such a huge success last year that one was planned to take place in August of this year.

A clash with the football cup final meant organisers were forced to postpone the event so it finally took place on Sunday – in rather stormy conditions.

Six teams gathered on the rocky beach just beyond the harbour for the starter’s hooter at 2pm.

The winners by an extremely narrow margin were Cool Runnings crewed by Adam Kelso, Alec McDonald and Gavin McCrae.

See the Arran Banner, September 22 2012  for the full story and more photos, also available on line at

Cool Runnings

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