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Sailing the seas... in a pumpkin!

An artist is attempting to cross the Solent from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight in giant, hollowed out pumpkin.

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Pumpkin preparation! Getting ready to sail the Solent

The giant hollowed out pumpkin that is going to be used to sail across the Solent Credit: ITV Meridian

A man planning to cross the Solent in a pumpkin is preparing to set sail!

Dimitri Galitzine will sit inside the pumpkin and travel from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight.

It is fitted with a small motor which will travel at a speed of around 1 or 2 knots.

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