Hundreds of people lined Whitby harbourside to watch teams paddle it out in this year’s raft race on Saturday afternoon.
Only two teams took part this year – but the action was far from sedate with missiles and water bombs being lobbed by enthusiastic paddlers.
The town’s inshore lifeboat also took part, swerving in between the two rafts to try to create a bit of added mayhem and much amusement from onlookers.
The competitors had to run down Tate Hill beach to the shoreline before climbing on board their home-made rafts and paddling to the finishing line at Tate Hill Pier.
The winning team was a group of friends from across Yorkshire who called themselves Yorkshire Paddlers.
Grace Hurst from the team said: “We feel elated, it was brilliant. We saw the raft race last year and thought we would come and give it a try.”
They scooped first place while second place went to Top Rodders – a raft put together by a local chimney sweep business which also won the prize for the best decorated raft.
Marshall in charge, Chris Bates, said: “It was a jolly good contest and the rafts that were there, put on a good show.”
Organisers hope to see a better turnout next year and are urging local businesses and friends to take part.