PICTURES: Scouts win Portishead Raft Race 2019

PUBLISHED: 15:50 08 July 2019 | UPDATED: 09:31 09 July 2019

Quackers Love Island at the Raft Race at the Lake Grounds.    Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Quackers Love Island at the Raft Race at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Teams feverishly paddled to the finish line on makeshift vessels in Portishead at the weekend.

Portishead Independent Paddlers in action at the Raft Race at the Lake Grounds.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONPortishead Independent Paddlers in action at the Raft Race at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Portishead's annual raft race was held at the Lake Grounds on Sunday, with hundreds of people watching the action.

Teams aboard homemade rafts raced across the water for the title, and it was the Denny Troop squad which claimed first prize in both the main and junior categories.

Portishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONPortishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The award for best-dressed boat went to Harry Potter and the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, which crossed the lake in a floating Hogwarts Express.

The team also won the prize for accruing most sponsorship.

Hair Brained Schemers in action at the Raft Race at the Lake Grounds.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONHair Brained Schemers in action at the Raft Race at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The judges gave the deemed Hairbrained Schemers as the creators of the best-designed boat.

Pro Scaffolding took home the Sinker award, while the community prize went to Portishead Le Roc.

Quackers Love Island in action at the Raft Race at the Lake Grounds.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONQuackers Love Island in action at the Raft Race at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Portishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONPortishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Portishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONPortishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Portishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONPortishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Portishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONPortishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The Best Dressed raft Harry Potter and the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at the Raft Race at the Lake Grounds.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONThe Best Dressed raft Harry Potter and the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at the Raft Race at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Portishead LeRoc in action at the Raft Race at the Lake Grounds.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONPortishead LeRoc in action at the Raft Race at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Portishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONPortishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Portishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONPortishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Portishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONPortishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Gordano Breakfast Rotary Club. Portishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONGordano Breakfast Rotary Club. Portishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Youngsters trying out some of the musical instruments made available by the Friends of North Somerset Young Musicians Centre. Portishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONYoungsters trying out some of the musical instruments made available by the Friends of North Somerset Young Musicians Centre. Portishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Portishead Lifeboat fundraisers. Portishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONPortishead Lifeboat fundraisers. Portishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Some locals where not that impressed. Portishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONSome locals where not that impressed. Portishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The Best Dressed raft Harry Potter and the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at the Raft Race at the Lake Grounds.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONThe Best Dressed raft Harry Potter and the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at the Raft Race at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Portishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONPortishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Portishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONPortishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Winners of the final and fastest juniors Denny Troop Portishead Scouts. Portishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWinners of the final and fastest juniors Denny Troop Portishead Scouts. Portishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Winners of the final and fastest juniors Denny Troop Portishead Scouts. Portishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWinners of the final and fastest juniors Denny Troop Portishead Scouts. Portishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Winners of the final and fastest juniors Denny Troop Portishead Scouts. Portishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONWinners of the final and fastest juniors Denny Troop Portishead Scouts. Portishead Raft Race at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Portishead LeRoc at the Raft Race at the Lake Grounds.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONPortishead LeRoc at the Raft Race at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The Best Dressed raft Harry Potter and the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at the Raft Race at the Lake Grounds.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONThe Best Dressed raft Harry Potter and the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at the Raft Race at the Lake Grounds. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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