A 49-year-old mum-of-three has completed the 40,000 mile challenge of a lifetime in a yacht.
Alysoun Sturt-Scobie set off on September 1, 2013 on an 11 month adventure around the world in a yacht - having had no previous sailing experience.
She said: “I decided to do the whole circumnavigation because it was all or nothing and I’m an all or nothing girl so I wanted to go for the whole experience.”
The race started from the St Katharine Docks, London, on one of the twelve new 70-foot ocean racing yachts in the Clipper 2013/14 Round the World Yacht Race.
Alysoun had to complete three levels of the Clipper Training course - which included both classroom theory and practical training - before she set off on her global adventure.
The race is the only event where people from all walks of life - irrelevant of previous sailing experience - can race around the world under the sail of a yacht.
Alysoun was on Team Switzerland and finished the race on July 12, 2014 - 11 months later.
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race started in 1995.
It takes teams to ports all over the world including South America, Africa, South-East Asia, Europe, China and North America.
Around 650 people represent more than 40 nations in the race that was established by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.
The yacht that wins the most points gets awarded the Clipper Trophy.
Recruitment for the August 2015 race is underway.
To find out more, visit www.clipperroundtheworld.com/events-calendar for information on the recruitment evenings around West Yorkshire.