Doug's story of a crew member coming out and doing a pee to loo'ard reminds me of a true event on a Thames Sailing barge. Frank, a friend of mine, skipper of the Colonia, was sailing peacefully up Sea Reach, outer end of the Thames, needed a poo, now the only toilet on a barge was a bucket, or sometimes at sea, squat on the quarter board and do it over the side. Nice sunny day, so this is what Frank did, mate at the wheel, all well in the world. He'd been sitting there for a while, when suddenly there was a loud cheer from astern. A P & O liner was overtaking him, a large number of passengers were standing on deck and applauding his efforts. True story.