Union Canal

Canal Festival

and

4th Annual Raft Race

2010

Programme

This event was held at the eastern end of the Union Canal, at Port Hamilton, Fountainbridge, on Saturday, June 26, 2010.  There was no charge for visitors.

The programme for the day was:

Programme

9.30

Raft Race Registration

10.00

Raft Race Heats start

Free Boat Trips start

11.00

Art Exhibition opens

12.00

Official Opening

Wee Boat Flotilla arrives
bringing Ian Rankin to open the event
accompanied by
Pipers

12.30

Canoe Display

Ceilidh Band

All Activities open

1.00

Raft Race Heats re-commence *

Feet First Walk leaves Leamington Bridge

3.00

Canoe Polo

Risa Kagona band

Kids' Pizza-making starts

3.30

Wee boat flotilla display

4.00

Raft Race Plate Trophy Final *

4.15

Drumming Band

4.45

Raft Race Grand Final *

5.00

Presentation Prizes

*  Revised Programme

* I arrived at the event at about 12.00, so don't know how many rafts had competed in the heats.

However, the heats had been completed by 12.00, so the Finals were held in the early afternoon.

Rafts

I've found, in previous years, that some of the more unusual and interesting rafts (but not the fastest) have competed in the heats, but not got as far as the finals:

Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 27, 2009         Raft Race on the Union Canal - June 27, 2009

The final have usually involved more conventional designs:

 

 

 

 

 

__________________