In the earlier series, the final three warriors race in hide boats (kayaks) across a loch. The first person got 1 ring, the second 2 and the last lost a life. However the rules are unclear as several warrior jumped out of the boats at the end and swum to reach the ring. Many Warriors who got there first were beaten like this.
Later on, The warriors are split into two teams of three. They are in boats, two with paddles, the other directing and steering. They have to navigate skulls and two demons on moving ‘iron islands’ and collecting rings. But it is a race, and the last team to collect all their rings, and reach the final ring is eliminated by a demon. If you hit a demon on the way there, you also are eliminated and lose a life.