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Gig racing regatta gets underway in Bristol

The event is taking place at Baltic Wharf near the Bristol Marina Credit: ITV News

Crowds have gathered to watch this years gig racing regatta in Bristol.

Competitors from across the South West have brought their crews to Bristols marina to race.

Bristol's latest addition to the club, Wapping Wharf, opened proceedings, winning the first race.

Umberslade, the developers behind Wapping Wharf, is sponsoring Bristol Regatta 2016 for the second year running Credit: ITV News