Monster the Loch 

17th September 2022
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Be the fastest Human-Powered boat on 


In the first mass participation marathon  



We are proud to have the RNLI as our main charity. If you wish to race for them, please sign up or take on the challenge for your chosen charity like last years crews...

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LOCH NESS 21 Miles 








Monster the Loch is the first mass participation boat race on Loch Ness. All human powered boat types are invited to race, but as the weather and the Monster can be unpredictable the boats must be sea worthy. 
The Loch is 21 miles long, 1 mile wide and who knows how deep!! 
In 2021 we saw 93 and 330 competitors in boats of all shapes and sizes line up side by side on the start line ready to taken on Nessie! 
The crews ranged from Pedalo's and self built boats to international rowers and kayakers.  

The race will be run with the wind, the course will run from Dores or Fort Augustus. If you are looking for a challenge, but 21 miles is too far then you can team up and change at Foyers Campsite (roughly halfway).

The conditions this year were beautiful for 14 miles then the tailwind whipped up, which was good for the surfs contingent, as its a perfect down winder!

In 2019 The Great British 8+ clocked a time of 2hrs 4mins and 57sec this broke the previous record by 22 minutes, we also had a 2 man Surfski and Coastal quad that also surpassed the previous record!
The pedalos put in a respectable 7hrs 19mins 35sec! 

Select your craft and take on the mighty Loch! 

Monster in the Media

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