The 2014 North Cyprus Raft Race
By Margaret Sheard
It is that time of year again when the annual Raft Race takes place in North Cyprus at Guzelyali Beach, Karşiyaka on Sunday 10th August. This event is in aid of SPOT (Society for the Protection of Turtles).
The rafts can be assembled on site from 10.30am to be ready for judging at 13.00 and the first race will take place at 14.00, against the clock and the fastest wins! There will be prizes for first and second places and also for the best use of recycled materials. There is a 50TL fee per raft entered and the closing date for registration is 3rd August.
Before each race there will be Tug-o-War teams of 6 and it is also hoped to complete a giant sand turtle on the beach.
This will be a super fun day for contestants and spectators alike.