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The Audlem RNLI Raft Race at Overwater 2013

Once again it's wonderful to report that this weekend Overwater hosted a fantastic RNLI festival. The raft race was hotly contested and congratulations must go to the speedy paddlers from The Bridge Inn who were first the post. The Best Dressed Raft award went to our very own team of intrepid engineers and marina staff who managed to incorporate on their raft a working shower, complete with shampoo and shower gel — all good clean fun! A special award was made to the Canal Cops who not only entertained us with their on the beat paddling but also for the second year running allowed old and young to get up close and personal with a working police car, including siren! The dog show drew a huge crowd with a very entertaining running commentary from local celebrity vet Steve Leonard of Leonard Brothers Vets.

A major vote of thanks must go to Rodney and Chris Cottrell, the Audlem Lass team and the hardworking volunteers of the RNLI who worked tirelessly to make the event such a success.

Further reading

Raft Padddle 1
Janet: Mon 29 Oct

We are very proud to say they made it! — our engineering team from Overwater Marina, lead by Simon Peek, workshop manager have recently been paddling for pounds as they completed a mammoth 10 mile paddle from the marina, near Audlem, to Nantwich basin and back to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. The team nicknamed "Peeky's Blinders" were in their bespoke mini...

PEEKYS BLINDERS 2016-1
Carol: Tue 16 Oct 2:56pm

Sunday the 28th October will see the Overwater Marina engineering team paddling for pounds as they attempt a charity row from the Marina, near Audlem, to Nantwich basin and back. Peeky's Blinders, named in honour of workshop manager Simon Peek, have decided to re-launch their raft 'Broke n down' to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute with this sponsored event...

Peeky's Blinders
Carol: Wed 26 Sep 1:21pm

Possibly the smallest narrowboat on the network has recently become available for sale!'Broke n Down' was hand-crafted by the engineers from Overwater Narrowboat Services to take part in this year's raft race at the RNLI festival; which took place alongside the Autumn Boatshare4u Boat show. This narrowboat marvel, and winner of the best-dressed category, was hand-painted and...