STILL BOAT SPACES AVAILABLE
The good people of Edinburgh are industriously hatching engineering masterpieces in their well-organised workshops. Or not. They might procrastinate until Friday the 16th.
Either way, 24 teams will show off their floating masterpiece and their paddling prowess. Heats of 4 will decide the finalists, who'll race for the all-important 1st position, and the almost-as-important plate final.
Other, often more sought-after, prizes include Daftest Raft (previously won by a stag party in a bridal car, a hamster wheel and a silver-maned sheriff's horse), Most Recyclable Craft (hand carved toilet seat) and Fanciest Float.