Raft Race

The Raft Race ran in the Edinburgh Quay Canal Basin from 2.30-4.30pm on Sat 18th June 2022.

The following prizes were awarded:

First Place: Swallows
Most Entertaining: Rhyme Mushrooms
Most Creative: Upright

Thank you to our brilliant local businesses who provided the prizes: Holy Cow Cafe, Escape Rooms, Bike Trax, Loudons, Octangle and Hula Juice Bar.

All rafts must be at the designated Raft Area at Edinburgh Quay by 2pm on the day of the event. Registration Forms must be completed and all participant information given, for safety reasons. The boats will race in heats, organised by our Raft Race Instructors on the day.


Life jackets must be worn, and will be provided if needed.

All rafts must be deemed canal-worthy by the assessment of Raft Race Instructors prior to launch.

Raft materials must not contaminate the canal in any way.

Rafts must not be more than 6 feet or 1.8m wide.

Rafts must be powered by human power only.

No marine parts may be included – canoes, paddles etc.

All participants are responsible for the removal and disposal of their raft following the event (this includes all bites from land or water!!!)

Any number of people can be on each raft but all must pass the finish line.

All teams must be able to carry their rafts overland from finish to start line, if they are fortunate enough to win their heat.

The judges’ word is final!

Contact us, if you have any queries.

Edinburgh Canal Festival and Raft Race

Edinburgh Canal Festival is being organised by Fountainbridge Canalside Community Trust, c/o Scottish Canals Office, 23 Lower Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NY www.fcct.scot
Charity Reg. No: SC035342 Company Reg. No: 265866