If we can find enough people it would be great to enter a team for the Maker Raft Race in August.
A chance to get soaked and show off our maker skills and ingenuity, whilst meeting other people from the maker community.
Anyone mad enough to sign up for this project ?
So far we have it scheduled for the 5th of August and will take place in the Islington Boat Club, which is situated in the City Road Basin between Old Street and Angel Tube stations. Teams must consist of at least two people, and the raft must be made from non marine parts. There will be some other restrictions on size and about leaving no trace in the canal, but the more wacky and innovative the better! I will confirm the prize categories in the poster.
People can drop off rafts the day before, or bring them on the Saturday morning to build / finish them onsite before racing begins in the afternoon!
If any other people want to contribute in the day in some way - to make a little summer fete type event - than I welcome suggestions... There is a small public park from which anyone can watch, so even it people cant take part on the water we encourage plenty of audience attendance - there will be pedalos and canoes to play in as well!
I might organise a tug of war on the bank, for instance.
The raft teams could be made from the founders, coordinators, members or anyone else that wants to get involved - like local schools, scout groups, fire brigades, housing associations, pubs, darts teams, allotment associations, whatever!! There will probably have to be a small entrance fee, if we cant persuade the bigger commercial workshops to fund/sponsor the event.