Entries are now being taken for this year’s Royal London 360° Viking Longboat World Championships, in association with Manx Radio, which will take place in Peel on Saturday 20 August*. This is the event’s 48th year.
There are three categories – male, female and mixed – and within those, a number of prize classifications including:
- Insurance company
- Young Farmers
- Fancy Dress
Entry costs £100 per team, and spaces are limited to 70 on a first come, first served basis. All teams must commit to two practice sessions before the event – these begin on Monday 8 August.
The winning team in each category receives £500 for the Manx charity of their choice, the runner-up £250 and the third-placed team £150, with prize money being provided by Royal London 360°. Only Manx charities will benefit from this prize money.
To obtain an application form or for further information, teams can contact Jimmy Lee (Secretary) on 801391 or Nigel Rawlinson (Chairman) on 843668, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries close on 22 July 2011.
* Racing will be postponed until 1pm on Sunday 21 August in the event of poor weather.