Matlock Boat Race

On our way back to Nottingham from Peak District, we visited Matlock to view the annual Boat race event hosted there in Christmas Vacation. The event comprised a surprise element and not just Boat Race in the local river stream. All boats were decorated with some theme and the rowers were wearing a costume to match the boats theme. To add up to the excitement the spectators throw small plastic bags filled up with flour on the boat and the rowers. The rowers have to dodge these plastic bags and try to finish the race. Some participants try to catch these plastic bags and throw them back on the spectators. The whole idea is to create some source of entertainment for the local village people in winter time.
Video of Matlock Boat Race