Macmillan Cancer Suport is currently signing up teams for the 11th outing of its World Coracle Championships. The event takes place on the River Severn in Shrewsbury and attracts hundreds of spectators as teams from local companies and organisations compete to be crowned champions of the world.
This year the spectacular event will take place on Friday 14 September from the Pengwern Boat Club, with racing starting at 2.30pm. Teams of four competitors line up in brightly coloured coracles and race via a relay across the river before returning to the landing stage. After semi-finals and the grand final, the winning team are crowned World Champs.
Organiser Jayney Davies says, “The World Coracle Championships was started by the late Richard Bayliss back in 2008. It was his inspiration that developed the idea to have this extraordinary opportunity to have fun capsizing and splashing about, at the same time raising funds for a fantastic cause. Since it started, the Championships has raised over £230,000 toward Macmillan Cancer Support. We are looking to exceed our total for last year and smash £250,000 this year.”
Visit coracleworldchampionship.co.uk for more information.