CAPTAIN America, a group of Minions and seven Donald Trumps braved cold waters for the annual bath tub race at Poole Quay.

Thousands of people lined the quayside to cheer on the participants, who plunged into the chilly water in homemade rafts with the hope of claiming a win.

A dozen teams took part in the race and competition on the high seas was fierce - with the team from Jenkins Marine taking victory.

But it was the raft full of Donald Trump lookalikes who stole the show.

Decked out in orange face paint and blond Trump wigs the team delighted the crowds in their raft which had been fitted with two American flags chanting "Trump, Trump, Trump" as they paddled along.

However they soon became a target of the other teams taking part after bombarding them with eggs and flour - which they also threw into the unsuspecting crowd.

There was the usual water fight and other fun before the race started just after 11am.

Adam Morriss, manager of the Blue Boar pub, which organises the race, told the Echo he was "really pleased with how well the event had gone".

"Last year we had around 5,000 people come and watch - we probably had a little bit less this year due to the bad weather forecast but we still had thousands of people cheering us on.

"Fortunately the rain stayed off long enough for us to complete the race so the crowds didn't get too wet."

The event, which is now in its 27th year, was raising money for the Forest Holme hospice.

Adam added: "We've already raised more than £2,000 for Forest Holme in 2016, so we're just trying to top that up a little bit.

"If we can get another couple of hundred pound from the change buckets over the day then that would be great."

The pub held a charity bike ride and a sausage and cider festival in aid of the hospice last year.

For those who missed this year's event never fear as there are already plans in place to bring it back again on New Year's Day 2018.

"We inherited the event eight years ago," added Adam.

"It's a tradition in this town and we want to make sure it continues."

The event was also backed by Poole Tourism.