Digarfa Boat Race 2017: A tub stuffed with mermaids, an errant bottle and a sort-of floating banana were among the naval vessels battling it out at Saturday’s cardboard boat race in Hog Sty Bay, a tradition of Pirates Week.
Digarfa Boat Race 2017: “We’re still not sure if it’s going to float,” said Coralie Moran, one of six women that dubbed themselves Maples’ Mermaids, as they prepared for the race. “We’re all wearing mermaid costumes also, so we won’t be able to swim.”
This is the dramatic moment a speeding powerboat crashed and barrel-rolled during a race, leaving horrified onlookers fearing for the driver’s safety.
The high-octane incident, captured on a bystanders cellphone, shows two racing boats speeding through the water, engines roaring loudly.
But things suddenly turn sour when a white boat attempts to overtake a dark orange boat in front but instead miscues the distance and speeds straight over, almost leapfrogging it.
he Boat Race is an annual rowing race between the Oxford University Boat Club and the Cambridge University Boat Club, rowed between men’s open-weight eights on the River Thames in London, England. It is also known as the University Boat Race and the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. The first race was in 1829 and the event has been held annually since 1856, except during the First and Second World Wars. Since 2015,
the Women’s Boat Race has taken place on the same day and course, the combined event of two races becoming known as “The Boat Races”, or by a title that includes the name of its official charity, ‘”The Cancer Research UK Boat Races”, BNY Mellon having donated its sponsorship to the charity. Although The Boat Race crews are male, the coxes can be men or women. In the 2017 race, which took place on Sunday 2 April 2017, Oxford won in a close battle.