Saturday, August  2, 2014

Viking Longboat Races



Started in 1963, the World Championship Viking Long Boat Races has seen a variety of characters and teams slugging it out for a winning prize. First prize is 500, Second prize is 250 and Third prize is 150, though it does cost each team 60 to enter. Held in Peel Harbour, the large brown viking style boats challenge the strength and power of each team member. The large oars have to be worked together if the boat is to make a fast lap. Some teams race for charity and others for a night at the pub. There are always a few teams who dress up for the event and amuse the crowds with viking hats, cow masks, etc.


Events
Dates: Saturday 28 June 2014
Description: Viking Longboat Races. World Championship Viking Longboat Races. Longboat races against the clock. Peel Harbour and Bay,, Peel, 01624801391.
Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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Peel Viking Long Boat Races

Peel Viking Long Boat Races

Peel Viking Long Boat Races

Peel Viking Long Boat Races

Peel Viking Long Boat Races

Peel Viking Long Boat Races

Peel Viking Long Boat Races

Peel Viking Long Boat Races

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