Chester Raft Race

Sunday 2nd July 2017


A Fantastic Day on the Water

Sunday 2nd July 2017


All Shapes and Sizes of Raft

Sunday 2nd July 2017


Chester Raft Race

Sunday 2nd July 2017

Welcome to the Chester Raft Race Website
The 2017 Chester Raft Race will be held on
Sunday 2nd July 2017 at 10.00am.


If you would like to be a sponsor of our 41st Charity Raft Race in aid of Hospice Of The Good Shepherd and other causes supported by the Rotary Club of Chester we should be pleased to discuss the opportunities available. Please contact us on mail@chesterraftrace.org.uk and we will be in touch.

Raft Race Results

Event Winner Fastest Raft – Survitec Group
Runner Up – Quick Silver Mk11 (Autocare)

Best Themed Raft – Denbigh Raiders (Rotary Club of Denbigh)
Runner up Themed Raft – Good Ship Leyland (CSA Group Ltd)

Fastest Hostelry – Handbridge Minerva
2nd Fastest Hostelry – Surf and Turfers (Bar Lounge)

Best Ladies raft – Bagillt Dancers


See previous years galleries for Chester Raft Race.


Rotary Club of Chester

President: Brendan Witter

Meet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Trinity St, Chester. 1st and 3rd Mondays at 6.30pm. 2nd and 4th Mondays at 12.50pm.

The Rotary Club of Chester is a friendly organization with male and female members from the Chester and North Wales area. Please take a look at our website to find out more about what we do. We are a part of Rotary International, which is the world’s largest service organisation for business and professional people.
If you are a Rotarian visiting the area, you will be made welcome at one of our meetings.

If you’re interested in joining Chester Rotary Club, please email the address below and we will arrange for you to attend one of our meetings. There are several clubs within the Chester and Cheshire area, and each club has a different profile, but all support projects within their own local area. So if you live outside the Chester area you might want to contact a club in your home area.

email: chesterrotarysec@yahoo.co.uk

Chester Raft Race

The Chester Raft Race is an annual charity event taking place every July in the Groves on the River Dee and organised by the Rotary Club of Chester. The rafts race against the clock over an approximate 400 metre course starting just upriver of the Royal Chester Rowing Club, passing under the pedestrian Suspension Bridge to a finish on the north bank of the river by Recorder’s Steps to the Walls and just above the weir. Although the race is over at this point, the rafts then have to retrace their route back to the launch area on the Meadows.

Last year the event also featured UK Fly-board Champion Jay St John with a spectacular display of fly-boarding right out of 007. He is scheduled to take part again this year with his exciting display before the rafts start their race at 10.30am

What People Said

“The Flyboard Man was Brilliant”

2014 Entrant

“It was great fun”

2014 Competitor

“Very well Organised”

2014 Sponsor