12:04PM, Wednesday 18 July 2012
Final preparations are been made for the Hurley Regatta which this year celebrates its 40th anniversary.
Special events are planned to mark the regatta's ruby event on Saturday, August 18, including prizes for 'best-dressed' competitors.
The traditional raft race, where competitors have to build a raft in one hour before racing it on the river, will also be included.
Regatta committee chairman Martin Fry, said: "It's always a nice day.
"There will be lots of things going on for the children and the races, which are the main attraction."
Last year more then than 1,000 people flocked to the riverbanks in Mill Lane to enjoy a variety of fun races, which see competitors take to the water in fancy dress, as well as land-based activities including a funfair which will return this year.
As 2012 is the Olympic year, proceeds from the event will be donated to disabled sports charity SportsAble, based in Braywick Road, Maidenhead.
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