When: 15th September 2017, from 3pm
Where: Pengwern Boat Club, Kingsland, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 7BD
£: Free to watch
What is it?
The World Championship Coracle Race 2017 will take place on the River Severn at Pengwern Boat Club on Friday 15th September.
Teams of four will be competing in relay races to win the championships, all whilst wearing fancy dress. The aim of the event is to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
As well as the coracle races, there will be food and refreshments available. This year there will also be a VIP area at the boathouse pub, which will be hosting an after race party with bubbles for the winners and a complimentary drink for competitors.
This will be the 9th time the championships have taken place, and so far the event has raised £200,000 for charity. Pengwern Boat Club was founded in 1871, and can be found on the riverside in Shrewsbury town centre.
Coracles are small, keel-less boats, which were once used for fishing and transportation. These days, the coracle is mainly used for leisure activities.