One month earlier in 2013 taking place:- 1st and 2nd June – A fantastic weekend to visit Looe if you’re planning a last minute weekend break.
Expect to be entertained at Looe’s annual homage to its maritime heritage and Cornish roots, with just about everything to do with the sea on the agenda including the funniest silliest wackiest Raft Race ever. Taking place on Sunday afternoon, and guaranteed to make you laugh, come rain or shine, you’ll see rafts made out of empty bottles, barrels – anything, including the kitchen sink. Many taking to the waters of the Looe River on their home made vessels will be bombarded with water bombs and abandon ship or possibly sink before the half way mark. All proceeds from the race go to the RNLI.
Grazing on the Quay
Enjoy all manner of food from the sea – another great feature of the weekend, both Sat and Sun, is the daily tasting from 11 am each day, with the ever popular ‘grazing on the quay’ providing succulent taster dishes from some of Looe’s finest restaurants and food suppliers including crab from Nippers Shellfish and paella from Simply Fish. Sample the best of local food and drink in stalls set up along the harbour side of the historic fishing port of Looe.
As you stroll along the quay with the aroma of a fish bbq courtesy of Pengelly’s wafting on the breeze, music by local groups and artists will lift your spirits, even if the rain tries to dampen them. If you enjoy music, check out the Looe Music Festival in September.
Looe Marine Conservation Group
We’ll be there with a show and tell stall to introduce you to a few creatures from the rocky sea shore around Looe – crabs, limpets, starfish, anemones. Crabbing from the Looe quayside is always fun with the kids and there’s a neat little leaflet about crabbing in Looe which you can get free of charge from the Looe Tourist Office and from retail shops in Looe which sell the crabbing kits.
Life Boat Station
Take a tour around the lifeboat station, experience their simulator and talk to the crews. The raft race prize giving and closing ceremony is 5pm at the lifeboat station on Sunday.
For further information on the Raft Race in Looe: contact: 07747488488 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR Dave Peat 07747488488