The organising committee of the Portrush Raft Race have announced that this year’s event will be held on 3rd and 4th September and not in May as it usually was prior to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The decision was necessary because of some logistical issues but reaction to it has been very positive.
There’s a new sponsor on board as well as extensive plans for an action packed weekend and all will be revealed in the coming weeks. It's stressed that this new arrangement is for one year only and it will make for a busy September in the resort as it's the weekend prior to the Portrush Air Show.
"We're also hoping that this extra time will give those who wish to enter a raft more time to work on their vessel and with categories of Funniest Raft, Best Fancy Dress, Fastest Time, Slowest Time and more it'll be great to see this wonderful event back on the beach in Portrush" a spokesman told us.
All proceeds raised from the Portrush Raft Race weekend go to the RNLI for the upkeep of the Portrush Lifeboat and attendant services and progress and details can be found atwww.portrushraftrace.co.uk