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The quirky and well-loved Coracle World Championships are set to return to the River Severn in Shrewsbury this September, continuing its extraordinary success in raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The event, supported by Invertek Drives Ltd for the third consecutive year, has already contributed over £380,000 to the charity's vital work. It will be held on Friday 13 September 2024.

Last year's thrilling competition saw £29,500 raised, and organisers are keen to surpass even that remarkable figure this year.

Entries are officially open, with up to 48 teams able to take part on Friday 13 September, at the Pengwern Boat Club.

The Coracle World Championships promises more fun and laughter than ever before, with over 160 competitors from local businesses and organisations expected to join in the madness.

The winning team in 2023, the all ladies Team Tit-tanic, are expected to be back to defend their title, with many challengers expected from all sides.

Competitors take to the water in the circular coracles with a single oar to steer and paddle across the River Severn banks between the Pengwern Boat Club and the Quarry Park. After several heats, quarter finals, and semi finals, the winners are crowned world champions, followed by an awards ceremony and celebrations at the nearby The Boathouse pub.

Teams can enter at coracleworldchampionships.co.uk

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