A man who thought he was sailing around the British coastline was surprised to learn that he had in fact been circling the Isle of Sheppey. He had set out from Gillingham for Southampton but kept on sailing around the small island, off the coast of Kent, all day and night.

The aspiring sailor didn't realize until he ran out of fuel and had to call for assistance. He was using a road map to navigate and was making his way to Southampton with no navigation equipment.

Coastguards said: 'We passed on relevant safety advice and advised him that the best way to Southampton would be by train.'

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