FUN on the water wasn't limited to sailors this afternoon in Airlie Beach.
While the Race Week fleet was off in Pioneer Bay at the lagoon a host of - some sea worthy, some just managing to stay afloat - craft took to the water in the name of re-using and fun in the annual Whitsunday Reef Festival Recyclable Regatta.
The crowd favourite and winner of best dressed craft was a floating aluminium casket paddled by the Newhaven Funerals team.
The floating coffin gave new meaning to Davey Jones' locker and even carried a skeleton the length of the lagoon and back.
All the way from Leeds in England Vikki Cleveland paddled a rubber tube entry called the Wooden Spooner, she didn't manage a win but she sure won the heart of MC, Captain Dan Van Blarcom.
The Whitsunday Navy Cadets were also represented by their craft HMAS Whitsunday.
In the end it was a very close finish between the entry Croc Feeder and the cadets.
Each vessel got a helping hand across the line by well-wishers who threw the rule book out the window and jumped in to lend a helping push.
Meanwhile the SS Newhaven - given the moniker Slowly Sinking by Captain Dan - had only just finished its first lap when the winners were aided across the line.
Skipper of the SS Newhaven Phil Connolly said his business had always played a philanthropic role in the Whitsunday community and liked to give back to the community.
He said in the past funeral directors had been viewed a certain way and today's regatta was good way to express a sense of humour and allow people to see "we are people too".
"Everyone thinks funeral directors are weird. This helps us to be seen as normal people just like everybody else," he said.
"We like to have fun too."
Captain Dan said the competitors in the regatta epitomised the essence of Airlie Beach.
From suited funeral directors to a bikini-clad back packer and naval cadets in between, the mix of participants was as varied as the town's population.
"It was a lot of fun," he said.
Following the fun of the Recyclable Regatta the kids took part in a scavenger hunt, pool games and a tug-o-war.
Kenzii Docherty of the Airlie Beach Life Saving Club was in charge of organising the games.
"We will be doing a couple of little life guard games which will be beach flags and pool flags," she said.