The Hamble Raft Race takes place on a typically cold and grey New Year's day.
The assembled teams launched from the foreshore, heading out onto the river.
Below the all women ambulance team chase the firemen ,while the police and Hamble lifeboat teams took a different course through the moorings.
The Hamble lifeboat team heading for the finish line, the Firemen finished second, third place the Police and the Ambulance crew coming forth.
What a good way to start the year.
ICW Tugs May 2017* A
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