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Viking longboat races dubbed 'a success' by organisers

Businesses and organisations across the Island took part

Peel was awash with viking longboats at the weekend as the World Championship Viking Longboat Races returned to the Island.

Hundreds gathered in the west on Saturday (26 June) to either take part or spectate with the winners of each category as well as those who finished second or third receiving cash prizes.

All the funds are then donated to the teams' charity of choice.

Sheepskull Enduro Riders Men took top spot in the mens category with a time of 1:27.73 whilst Clarity Cougars were winners in the ladies race posting a 1:47.17.

Meanwhile, Raven Raiders were victorious in the mixed class with a 1:30.81.

Organisers have thanked all the individuals and organisations involved in hosting the occasion for making it a 'success'.

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