OK, we were at the next phase of this thrilling day, the imminent water landing. It would be my first, and hopefully my last. I had never discussed the "unlikely event" with any other instructors but had read a few articles on ditching. Keep the wings level, nose slightly up, and touch down just above stall. I also recalled that if the airplane is going too fast (especially a fixed-gear aircraft like our Warrior) it could easily nose over, and too slow wouldn't be good either. I am proud to say it was my best landing ever. Shoulder harnesses tightened, we were probably at about 35 knots indicated, with the stall horn blaring, when we touched down. The airplane skidded about five to 10 feet, some water came up over the nose, and we came to a complete stop. I clearly remember thinking that the landing itself was actually somewhat uneventful, and we were then on to the next task.