Pumpkin sailing challenge

An artist has attempted to set a world record today by becoming the fastest man to sail over 100 metres in a pumpkin.

Dmimtri Galitzini paddled down a timed run in Trafalgar Wharf in Portsmouth on board half a tonne of the orange fruit. Tomorrow he's going to try to cross the Solent.

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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.