RiverFest rafts 2010

Over 40 teams guided homemade rafts down the French Broad River Saturday afternoon, Aug. 14, as part of RiverFest. Below, some of the contenders (along with the occasional tubing enthusiast) and the winners of the raft competition.

After four hours of rafts sailing down the river, the judges (including this reporter) announced winning team rafts in the following categories

Fastest — Patsy Keever for NC House

Most Creative — Marco’s Pizzeria

That Floats? — Team Tiki

Green Machine — Sweet Teats

Ugliest — River Scum’s five rafts (a five-way tie)

Best Theme — Division of Water Quality

Funniest — Farfalle

Rubber Racer — Guitar Heroes

Best Buccanneers — Space Pirate Armada

Best Design — Lagoon

— David Forbes, senior reporter. Photos by Jonathan Welch

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4 thoughts on “RiverFest rafts 2010

  1. Team TYR

    Yeah, sure does sour the whole DIY attitude that comes with a raft race when the winner is some old tart in a boat made in china. Whatever, these vikings will vote her …. TO HELL!

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