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2017 RNLI Raft Race

Floating Caravan Spotted At The 2017 RNLI Raft Race

This weekend saw another successful RNLI Raft Race in Minehead, an event where teams come together to paddle rafts from the beach across the waves to the harbour, all to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The atmosphere on the day was as incredible as ever, with a wide range of crazy rafts and the ever-present support from the spectators.

Having successfully paddled a WWE Wresting Ring in the 2016 RNLI Raft Race, we decided to go back to our roots and built another Caravan-Raft… partly because there is nothing funnier than seeing a caravan floating in the sea! The judges seemed to agree as well and we were awarded the ‘Most Original Raft’ on the day for our ‘Caravan At Sea’ concept (and were given a trophy which is now sitting on Tony’s desk in the office).

Autohaus-Caravan-Raft-Trophy-From-2017-RNLI-Raft-Race-Minehead

Thank You To Our Sponsors

From the team at Autohaus, we’d like to say a huge thank you to our sponsors who have been very generous in their donations. In 2016 we managed to raise £2,900, the largest amount of any team. However this year we have totally smashed that and raised £4,400!

2017-RNLI-Raft-Race

So a huge thank you to all our sponsors for their continued support. You can see a list of these wonderful people below.

Frog Hire Thompson Leisure Tank Direct Peter Crump
Beaver Ford Derek Merson Morris Carpets Grassroutes Leisure
Chris Fitzgerald SRP Filmcote Peninsula Finance
Bebb Neil Arnold AT Industries Exmoor Restoration
UK Leisure Parts The Windmill Active Signs Risdon Hosegood
Minehead MOT New Road Motorcycles Hyde Diecasting Stuart Nicolas
GP Plumbing Colin Taxi David Willis Propex
Edward Martin Marshall VW Notley Arms DP Gas
Paul and Liz White The Colour Centre CPC Pool Control Minehead Motor Factors
Three Counties Motorhomes Minehead Auto Body Repair Nathan Harding Miriad Brian Plowright Car Sales
Integrated Systems Consultancy New Vision Media

We’d also like to say thank you to everyone who came along this weekend to show support and take part in the event. We think it’s important to show some appreciation to the RNLI, a team of hard-working people who risk their lives at sea to protect our community and to keep everyone safe. Next year the Happy Campers team will be back with another raft design.

Autohaus Happy Campers Team Minehead RNLI Raft Race