It's not one of your grander designs, Kevin
His house-building expertise is unquestionable, but when it comes to rafts, Kevin McCloud clearly has a little to learn.
The Grand Designs presenter's vessel didn't quite make the distance as he and fellow teammates took on the annual Blue Anchor to Minehead raft race on Saturday.
The fundraiser for Minehead RNLI requires competitors to paddle five miles across the open sea. However, the Cat & Canoedle team, which featured the 54-year-old, required a tow as it approached the finish.
The presenter, who was filming for Channel 4, was part of one of nearly 40 entries in the West Somerset race, which also includes a short fun course.
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The annual event raised around £9,000 for projects run by the local RNLI last year.
This year's race was dominated by the Wonder Wye team from Tring in the Chilterns, who came first and second in the main race, and also won the First Ladies trophy.
John Higgie, lifeboat operations manager at Minehead, said the race went very well.
"The weather was good, but there was a north-westerly wind that made things a bit more difficult," he said.
"[McCloud's team] started taking on a bit of water. Because they were having trouble making quick speed they had a tow in to the finish."
Apart from the race itself a full day's programme of entertainment, including live music centred on the harbour stage, got underway in the morning and continued throughout the day.
The race was originally conceived as a fundraiser to equip the Minehead RNLI crew with pagers to improve call-out times, with the station going on to become one of the first in the country to use them.
Since then it has contributed more than £250,000 to lifeboat funds and continues to makes a substantial annual contribution to offsetting the £100,000 running costs of the Minehead RNLI station.