On our sail from Aero to Troense the chart showed a cluster of wreck buoys alongside a diving symbol – the wreck turned out to be a motor torpedo boat sunk in 6-8m of water, so Tom though he’d have a go at free-diving it.
We took down all sails and started the engine as I wanted to be able to manouever the boat easily into the wind and stay nearby whilst he was overboard, and hoisted our “A” flag (diver overboard). Tom meanwhile donned his wetsuit (mostly for anti-jellyfish protection) and his ridiculously long fins.
Visibility was rubbish, but apparently you could vaguely make out the outline of the ship. It was a first for me too, being genuinely single-handed on Lizzie underway – I was quite glad when Tom was safely back on board!
Just a word about Troense – we anchored off this quaint little harbour and the locals were so friendly, one passing fisherman assured us that we could row ashore and use their club facilities for free, which was very kind. Great views too!