It may not technically be a Hayling based event but the annual Langstone raft race will take place this coming weekend and will feature all manner of weird and wonderful craft hitting the water and possibly ending up under it.

Starting from the Ship Inn car park teams of paddlers will be vying for the 2013 raft race crown and with such amazing weather on the cards the turnout is expected to be a bumper one.

All proceeds from the event go towards the RNLI for full details on how to enter contact the Ship Inn at Langstone 02392471719 but youll need to be quick to avoid disappointment.

If beer drinkin and raft sinkin in the sunshine is your thing then head along the race this Saturday July 13.

Doors open 12:00
Raft inspection and judging 14:00
Lifeboat arrive 14:15
Race starts 14:45-15:00
Treasure hunt 14:30
Lifeboat departs 16:00
Band-Round midnight 20:00

*** Image courtesy Johnben