ON THIS day ten years ago The Argus went to Arundel for the annual bathtub race. People from across the county flocked to the River Arun to see makeshift sailors take on the challenging race.

More than 30 boats took to the water and made their way down the river

The bathtub race is a highlight of the Arundel Festival and people turn out in their droves to watch and take part

Some sailors got into a tangle as the 2009 Arundel Festival bathtub race gets under way

While some others went for unusual looks

Batman and Robin turned up to take part in the race

And a group of pirates were more than up for the challenge, but was their boat?

There was one floating cow who did take to the water with ease though

Do you recognise anyone you know?