FORMER newsreader Michael Buerk and retired journalist John Sergeant sail into Cowes in tomorrow's (Friday) episode of Britain by Boat.

The pair set sail from Portsmouth and travel to Cowes on the second leg of their voyage around the British coastline.

In this episode, they are welcomed as guests of honour at the Royal London Yacht Club, and agree to race against one another in small sailing dinghies.

Emboldened by the racing antics, the sailing duo attempt to decipher the maps and charts and plot their own course to Poole, via the iconic Needles, celebrating their arrival with a glass of wine aboard the Bonaventure.

Tune in to Channel 5 at 8pm tomorrow.