SARA McBride, 33, a hairstylist from Perth was one of 400 crew members to pose on the steps of Portsmouth Guildhall, with Clipper Race chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, after discovering their skippers and the teams with whom they will be sailing round the world.

Almost 700 adventurers will be taking part in the British run Clipper 2019-20 Race which will set off on 1 September 2019 from London’s St Katharine Docks, only the third time in 12 editions the race has launched in the Capital.

Sara, who is one of three crew members from Perth taking part in this edition, said: ‘I signed up to take part in Leg 7 after I heard about it through my friend Melanie Morris who is taking part in it with her daughter, Jasmine, to celebrate their special birthdays this year.