Hungerford Crafty Craft Race

Where: Hungerford, Berkshire on the Kennett & Avon Canal
When: May Day Bank Holiday Monday
Time: From 8.30 am


This is a boat race with a difference – all the vessels used are home made and crewed by teams in fancy dress. It’s over a ten mile stretch of the Kennett & Avon Canal starting at Hungerford and ending at Newbury, with staggered starting times and an official finishing time of 3.30. Each year has a different theme so you might get superheroes or musicians or film stars propelling their craft – prizes are given for costumes, speed (fastest and slowest!) and the best vessel

Helpful Hints

In 2018 it will take place on Monday May 7th.

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Photo by Michael Keane.

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