Players have taken part in an annual cricket match played in the middle of the sea.
The event takes place between yachtsmen from Hamble and their counterparts across the Solent in Cowes.
The sandbank is a notorious underwater hazard but it is revealed once a year for about an hour at the lowest tide.
Chloe Oliver was up early for the start of play.
Chloe spoke to Dr Mark Tomson, Southern Yacht Club team captain and Tom Richardson who revived the event in the 1980s.