2013 Bathtub boat race raises funds for Channel Islands Airsearch, RNLI, and Guernsey Sailing Trust

January 6th, 2013 by Richard Lord

The start of the 2013 bathtub boat race in St Peter Port harbour (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Shortly after 11.30 am on 6 January 2013 by the old lifeboat slipway in St Peter Port harbour, Guernsey the countdown started, the horn blared, orange flares were lit, and the bathtub boat race participants were off the start-line to raise funds for Channel Islands Airsearch, RNLI St Peter Port, and Guernsey Sailing Trust.

Deputy Robert Sillars and family in the midst of the action (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Sillars human powered bathtub boat powers ahead (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Bathtub boats converge in St Peter Port harbour (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The seven man RNLI crew racing ahead in the first lap (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The St Peter Port RNLI round the port buoy at the end of the first lap (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Six people, four bathtubs round port buoy in St Peter Port harbour (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Bathtub sail boat sails into port buoy (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

RNLI crew member uses a paddle to spray water towards Channel Islands Airsearch Lion's Pride bathtub sail boat (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Deputy Robert Sillars and family had the most innovative bathtub boat, using hand and foot turned paddles to propel themselves across the water.

The Sillars family bathtub boat takes on water (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Slllars family port side bathtub takes on water (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The bathtub on the port side at the stern was overwhelmed with water but it was bailed out although Robert Sillars reports that their bathtub boat did eventually sink, but for a great cause.

Convergence of two bathtub sail boats (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

 

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