The Hull and Humber clipper has high hopes of winning the race, after coming second last time out.
The boat's skipper is 31-year-old Piers Dudin, a professional yachtsman who has experience in long-distance racing. He said that the crew's lack of experience is not a problem:
"A lot of our sailors are sort of novice or amateur sailors. But actually, that novice status only seems to last for the first week of their training and after that they are automatically getting familiar with the boat and with the routines, and very quickly you actually forget that initially they have done very little sailing."
The race started on Sunday when the boats sailed to La Rochelle in France before heading across the South Atlantic to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
The race continues to South Africa, Australia, China, USA and the Caribbean before heading back to Hull next summer.
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