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There were more in the water than on it at Greenhithe riverfront

06 July 2014
by Chris Hunter

The team from the Masonic Lodge, dubbed Better Off Without after the loss of their team leader, powered to victory in the Cambria Sea Scouts raft race at Greenhithe riverfront. Five teams took part.

The teams at the start of The Raft Race at the Summer Fair at Greenhithe river front.

The teams at the start of The Raft Race at the Summer Fair at Greenhithe river front.

Sea Scout group leader Steve Newton said: “It’s just a bit of fun. It’s getting people out enjoying the water and making the most of what’s there.

“Most of the teams ended up in the water.”

Indeed, one crew had no choice, when their raft sank.

“We dragged them all out,” said Mr Newton.

More than 300 people turned out to enjoy the race and summer fair, where the fun and games included ‘zorb tubes’ which enable users to walk on water.

More than £3,000 was raised for the Scouts.

For more pictures, see this week's Messenger.

The team that came second at the Annual Raft race and Summer Fair.

The team that came second at the Annual Raft race and Summer Fair.

The Better off Without team romp home first at the Annual Raft race and Summer Fair.

The "Better off Without team" romp home first at the Annual Raft race and Summer Fair.

Abandon Ship! Must have been the cry. A team jump off their raft rather than being pulled off by fellow competitors in the water at The Raft Race at the Summer Fair at Greenhithe river front.

"Abandon Ship! " Must have been the cry. A team jump off their raft rather than being pulled off by fellow competitors in the water at The Raft Race at the Summer Fair at Greenhithe river front.

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