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Paddle Round the Pier Raft

Paddle Round the Pier is an charity beach and watersports festival held annually in Brighton.

Paddle Round the Pier is an charity beach and watersports festival held annually in Brighton.

It comprises of many different competition categories and events but its flagship contest is paddling round the pier. The aim is to create a raft and attempt to sail it round Brighton pier, and the more ridiculous the raft, the better.

 

Due to our long history in Brighton and having a centre located there, in 2013 we had to get involved! Blind veterans Steve Sparks, Scott Wall, Charlie Eastwood and Charlie Parkinson worked on the raft for weeks at the Brighton centre. They were inspired by the centre's design as a Lancaster Bomber and made their raft in the style of a plane. The group sucessfully made it to the finish line without capsizing!