Giant pumpkin boat: Man breaks two world records in pumpkin boat


With Halloween just around the corner many are getting into the holiday spirit.
But one man has taken things to a whole new level.
Meet Dmitri Galitzine and his giant pumpkin boat.
I have always been fascinated by giant vegetables. When I found out they could float it seemed to make perfect sense.
Of course it did. Not content with being possibly the only British person to own a hollowed-out pumpkin boat, Dmitri has broken two pumpkin boat related records.
On Wednesday he set a world record in the 100m paddle.
Look at him go.
Luckily he has had supporters cheering him on every step of the way.
Then on Thursday he became the first to sail to the Isle of Wight. It was a beautiful, clear morning at Stokes Bay in Hampshire – perfect weather for sailing a giant fruit. A motor
was strapped to the 500-kilogram pumpkin boat.
After posing for a few snaps…
The Miraculous was carefully lowered into the water.
Following some last minute checks, Dimitri set sail.
The 27-year-old managed to cross one of the busiest shipping channels in a mere 1 hour 56 minutes.
The journey went so well, Dimitri even turned around and sailed back to Portsmouth.
There are now hopes his achievement will encourage more people to try and cross the Solent using other giant vegetables or fruit.
We are hoping for a massive watermelon.

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