The contest is simple: participants build per youth association a raft and paddle to turn as quickly as possible to the finish line to the Bar. There they have a call let usher to the tijs to stop. “We had our own material to bring, but not just everything is permitted”, the scouts of FOS the Koalas from Mariakerke. “We may only tons and sjorpalen use. With raft building we have not much experience, but lashing, we can fortunately. We have here really a few beautiful specimens seen.”
The Vlottenfestival is put in place by the stadslabo MESSAGES in Ghent, a platform for young people in the city. In addition to the vlottenrace, they also organized a race for the folding canoes of ONAK and performances that the rest of the afternoon to continue.