Sailor Susie Goodall says she would attempt the Golden Globe Race again “in a heartbeat”, despite having to be rescued after her boat capsized.
The 29-year-old Briton lost her mast when her boat pitchpoled during the non-stop solo round-the-world race.
She made it back to dry land nine days after becoming stranded 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn, having been rescued by a 40,000-tonne Chinese cargo ship.
“Some people just live for adventure – it’s human nature,” said Goodall.
“And for me, the sea is where my adventure lies.
“Having grown up admiring Tracy Edwards and Ellen MacArthur, I just knew that one day I needed to try to do this too.”
Goodall was brought ashore in Chile by the country’s navy.
“If you asked me if I would I do this again, now knowing what it’s really like, I would say ‘yes’ in a heartbeat,” she added.
“But as I said to the Chilean Navy captain who brought me ashore from Tian Fu: ‘I created so much work for everyone involved in the rescue.’ To which he responded: ‘Of course you must do it again.’
“Every seafarer understands the risks involved but that’s what makes us stronger and able to overcome other challenges in life.”