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BAD GUYS DOING GOOD DISPATCHED BY THE IMPERIAL GALACTIC EMPIRE From a Galaxy far, far away, the RAOB Cardboard Boat Race has been noticed and the bad boys of the Universe, Imperial Stormtroopers of the 501st Legion have been dispatched by the Empire to intercept our event - they are due to enter our Solar System in August and will be deploying troops on August 18th at Casemates Square from 10am.

The RAOB is honoured to announce that members of the 501st Legion will be with us for the Boat Race to assist in raising money for our chosen charities and will be available for photographs and interaction with the public throughout the day!

Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet and greet a real-life Imperial Stormtrooper in full 100% movie-accurate armour as Lucasfilm's preferred Imperial costuming group globally. We cannot yet reveal exact numbers of troopers or who else may be on deployment, but be there to find out what characters turn out on the day - DON'T MISS IT!

Race organiser, Dave Gibbins of the RAOB stated: 'Negotiations with the Galactic Empire have gone well and the Imperial Representative on Earth has dispatched a phalanx of troopers to investigate our event on Rock of Gibraltar' - he added that he was overwhelmed by the support given to this event by not only the 501st Legion, but countless local people and businesses and he believes the Boat Race will go from strength to strength to become one of the biggest events on Gibraltar's social calendar.

For more information on the event or to book Raffle Tickets, visit:

Full Event Details:

THE 2018 RAOB CARDBOARD BOAT RACE in partnership with Ocean Village Sponsored by Kindred Group, U-Mee, Ibex and SCSI Gib

Race Day Saturday 18th August 2018

All proceeds in aid of GBC Open Day Appeal & The Gibraltar Cardiac Association

10:00 Meet in Casemates Square - all teams assemble for viewing and Judging

11:30 All teams move off to Ocean Village Marina

12:00 - 12:15 Juniors Boat Race

13:00 - Grand Raffle Draw

14:00 - Adults Boat Race

15:30 - prize ceremony (times are approximate)

* The Gibraltar Customs Rhib will be taking public rides around the bay throughout

Grand Raffle

Over £4,000 worth of prizes

Prizes include; 43" Samsung Smart TV, Samsung S7 Edge, HP Printer + Inks & Paper, plus many, many more!

£2 per ticket

Available to book on the website -

Tickets will be on sale at the following locations:

Eroski Rotunda from 09:30 Saturday July 21st

Eroski Rotunda from 09:30 Saturday August 11th

Race Entrants

We are actively seeking teams to enter their boats for Adults AND Junior races Registration via the website:

£25 Adults Boat Entry

£10 Juniors Boat entry

ALL crews will be entitled to complementary food and drink


18th Aug 2018, 10:00am - 3:30pm

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