The second build-a-boat race took place recently with five entries building a boat from scratch in just a day then racing it the following day.
On the day of the race, the atmosphere was electric. Five boats took part with only four boats making the finish line as one of them decided to have a chat with a rock en route. They raced around the circuit just outside Creux Harbour with spectators excitedly watching from the harbour wall. The Dewe brothers came first, despite having to have their engine recovered from the seabed by diver Morgan Guille after it fell off during the practice run, and the Little Sark team came second.
The fun didn’t stop when the race came to an end. With the heady mix of a greasy pole, inflatable blob, a bar and food provided by Pip’s Pickers, the Harbour was buzzing. The event raised nearly £2000 for new visitor moorings on Sark.