A Floating Mystery

Do you know about this waterborne competition? Inflate our institutional knowledge!

black and white photo of a large group of men on inflatable boats paddling hard in every direction
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We’re adrift, looking for context here. Notes indicate that an Embry-Riddle Vets Club held an annual raft race to raise funds for the local Veterans Association sometime in the 1970s. Details beyond that are murky. Where was the competition held and for how many years? Were there rules, or was it total waterborne chaos?

Help us inflate our institutional knowledge: Share memories of this competition and we’ll revive your tube-paddling notoriety in our next issue of Lift. Email details, and any other photos you might have, to liftmag@erau.edu