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Peel’s Viking longboat races benefit nine charities

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PRIZEMONEY: Mark Kennett, fifth left, and Merita Taylor, fourth left, of Royal London 360° present cheques to representatives of the winning three teams (men’s, women’s and mixed)

NINE Manx charities and good causes have benefited from the recent Royal London 360°-sponsored Viking Longboat World Championship.

Prizemoney for the teams finishing first, second and third in the men’s, women’s and mixed categories was donated.
First prize teams got £500 – mens: Faragher’s Liftmen, Manx Mencap; women’s: Eastern Young Farmers, Hyperbaric Chamber; mixed: Sheepskull Enduro Riders, Peel Anti Cancer.
Second prize teams got £250 – men’s: Sheepskull Enduro Riders, Joey Dunlop Foundation; womens: Vigueens, Isle of Man Special Care Baby Unit; mixed: Adventurous Experiences, Hospice Isle of Man.
Third prize teams got £150 – men’s: Young Vkings Again, St John’s School special needs unit; women’s: Balallough Babes, Breakthrough Breast Cancer Isle of Man; mixed: Justice for Gingers, Motor Neurone Disease Association.
A record 83 teams entered this year’s Viking Longboat World Championship, which is now in its 47th year.
Committee chairman, Nigel Rawlinson, said: ‘We had a fantastic turnout in Peel for the event and it is good to see so many worthwhile Manx charities benefiting from such a long-standing tradition. I would like to thank our sponsor, Royal London 360°, without whom we would not be able to make this event happen.’

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