Sunday, a day of rest…

3/07/2016. Elstead Paper Boat Race, Elstead Moat. Action from the races.

3/07/2016. Elstead Paper Boat Race, Elstead Moat. To the victors go the spoils, except in this case if you win you get your boat sunk, whilst you are still in it.

So Sunday, looked in the diary, nothing until tea time, & then it is time for tea. So a trip out to the Elstead Moat, for a Paper Boat Race. Yep you read that correctly a Paper Boat Race, boats made of paper & card on real wet water. When I saw the name of it I assumed wrongly that it would be a kind of poo sticks race with boats made from a single sheet of A4 paper.

I was informed that the paper boats could carry 4 or more people,  Yes, Paper Boats, with passengers, that sounds like it wouldn’t last very long? You’d be right, for the most part the boats end up as soggy wrecks that end up being dragged around the course by the contestants that expected to be sitting in them.

3/07/2016. Elstead Paper Boat Race, Elstead Moat. Action from the races.

3/07/2016. Elstead Paper Boat Race, Elstead Moat. Action from the races.

Anyway, Elstead provided me with enough excitement to last the couple of hours that I was there. As they say “all good, clean, family fun”.  I didn’t know what to expect, but it was certainly very colourful. In the last race of the day, made up by mainly adults the objective was to sink the boat that is in front of you. Which made for a splashing time.

3/07/2016. Elstead Paper Boat Race, Elstead Moat. Action from the races.

3/07/2016. Elstead Paper Boat Race, Elstead Moat. Action from the races. That Sinking Feeling?

The theme this year (apparently they have a theme every year, but then it would appear everything does) was William Shakespeare. It looked almost enough fun to make me wish I was 30+ years younger, only almost though.

3/07/2016. Elstead Paper Boat Race, Elstead Moat. Action from the races.

3/07/2016. Elstead Paper Boat Race, Elstead Moat. Action from the races.

3/07/2016. Elstead Paper Boat Race, Elstead Moat. Action from the races.

3/07/2016. Elstead Paper Boat Race, Elstead Moat. Action from the races.

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