Neither the rain nor the river could dampen spirits in Haverfordwest on Sunday, as the second annual raft race sailed into town.

Organised by the Haverfordwest Business Circle, the event has gone from strength to strength as 12 teams braved the elements to get up close and personal with the Western Cleddau River.

There were rafts from the VC Gallery, both Keyston Young Farmers and Old Farmers, Haverfordwest Rugby Club and local businesses including Just Nice, The Welsh Bakery, the Bristol Trader and County Sports and many more.

Teams also took the opportunity to decorate their rafts, as a dragon boat, rugby pitch and a floating pub raced their way down the river.

It wasn’t only the rafts that were a splash of colour. Power Rangers, daffodils, rugby players, chefs and Olympians all grabbed their paddles for the races.

Sally Williams, vice chairman of the business circle said: “It was wonderful, what a great day.

“There was a fantastic turnout by competitors and spectators, who braved the weather but were treated to a fantastic event.

“It was much busier this year with people lining the river on both sides as well as watching from the Old Bridge, it really was a great community event.”