A beautiful day at Horsey on the Norfolk Broads
The fourth Raid England sail and oar event – Raid England 2013 – is to take place on the Norfolk Broads, and is being organised by Neville and Val Khambatta with the help of the The Norfolk Punt Club.
I also gather Raid England 2014 is to be in the Falmouth area.
The dates for the 2013 event are the 5th to the 9th August, and are in the school holidays to allow younger Raiders to take part. The plan is that while the boats will move around each day, the crews will be brought back to Wroxham each evening and returned to their boats in the morning.
If you don’t know the area, The Broads are a sheltered collection of rivers and lakes, with easy navigation and slight but noticeable tides. The main hazard I would guess would be if a group of Raiders had the misfortune to meet careless holidaymakers in hire boats travelling in the opposite direction.
The number of boats raiding this popular holiday destination will be limited to 20, and applications will be treated on a first-come-first-served basis. The organisers point out that entrants will need to be able to lower their masts in order to negotiate The Broads’ occasional bridges, and that all boats must be able to make progress under sail or oars, depending on the conditions.