Entries are now open for an annual charity raft race event that will this year form part of the Seychelles Ocean Festival.

The Cap Ternay Raft Race for Charity, organised jointly by the Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA) and Global Vision International (GVI), is set for its seventh edition on Saturday, 24th November 2018, and will once again roll several good causes into a day of fun and creativity in the Baie Ternay Marine Park.

Individuals and organisations alike are being invited to compete in the race, in which teams of four build rafts from recycled materials and then race them from the beach at Cap Ternay out to a buoy 800 metres from shore.  

In addition to highlighting the importance of marine protected areas and the threats they face from pollution and plastic waste, the event also raises funds for the President’s Village orphanage in nearby Port Glaud.

For the first time, the event will form part of the Seychelles Ocean Festival, previously known as SUBIOS, SNPA Chief Executive Officer Selby Remy said.

“We’re delighted that our strong partnership with GVI is now being extended to the Seychelles Ocean Festival in collaboration with the Seychelles Tourism Board,” Mr Remy said. “Achieving a higher profile for the race will increase awareness about our parks both locally and abroad while boosting the event’s fund-raising capacity.” 

Last year, the Constance Ephelia team won the race, with SNPA’s own team taking second prize. Each team is required to make a cash contribution of R400 per raft which goes toward a fund for the President’s Village.

The rafts can be made from re-usable items, but degradable materials such as polystyrene that could disintegrate while in the ocean are prohibited, resulting in disqualification. Teams must cross the finish line with a complete raft and all four team members, using paddles.

The Seychelles Ocean Festival will be held from the 23rd-25th November, 2018. Registration for the Cap Ternay Raft Race for Charity closes on the 17th November, 2018 and prospective participants should contact 2813979 or 2813992 to register.

 

Register for the Cap Ternay Raft Race for Charity

  • Teams must comprise of 4 members – no more, no less.
  • Cash Contribution per Team: SCR400
  • Deadline for registration: 17th November 2018
  • Race Date: 24th November 2018
  • Meeting Point & Time: Cap Ternay at 13:00
  • Race Commences: 15:00
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