Rafts go like Greased Lightning along Fareham creek

SLICK Crews in the annual Fareham charity raft race in Fareham Creek. Pictures: 'Ian Hargreaves  (122537-5)
SLICK Crews in the annual Fareham charity raft race in Fareham Creek. Pictures: 'Ian Hargreaves (122537-5)
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THERE were some T-Birds and Pink Ladies but the Viking Queens triumphed in the end.

It was a fierce battle to be crowned the winner of the sixth Fareham Creek raft race which takes place next to the Castle in the Air pub.

YELLOW The Whiteley Skips crew in the race. (122537-3)

YELLOW The Whiteley Skips crew in the race. (122537-3)

All nine teams got a soaking on Saturday afternoon but didn’t mind as it was in aid of a great cause – Gosport and Fareham In-shore Rescue Service (Gafirs).

Chris Smith, the landlord of the pub, said: ‘It was an absolutely amazing afternoon.

‘The weather was appalling but it was a brilliant day.

‘A team of ladies who entered for the first time dressed as Viking Queens stole the cup. They battled against the car from Grease.

‘The place turns into a rock festival in the evening with great bands.

‘Gafirs are all volunteers and it’s all down to their skill.

‘We’re hoping to raise a lot of money but we couldn’t have done it without the help of Fairweather Marine and Dave Clarke Haulage.’