Teams of budding seafarers took to a Stroud canal on the weekend to take part in a boat race.

The Stroud Raft Race challenged teams to design and build a raft before paddling 1.2km down the Thames and Severn Canal.

Starting from The Bell, Upper Lock, competitors has to sail along to Capels Mill and back again.

Organisations who made a raft included Stroud retained fire crew and Travis Perkins West Wales branch.

Each crew was asked to raise at least £100 for nominated charities the Cotswold Canals Trust, and Christian-based youth project, The Door.

Prizes were awarded for the fastest male, female, mixed and over 60's teams as well as well as for the most creatively decorated raft.

The first race was held by Stroudwater Thames and Severn Canal Trust in 1985 before being resurrected in 2016.