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Lucie Carrington, who is 25, has just returned home to Lancaster after taking part in the round the world Clipper Race.
It is a journey of more than 40,000 miles, taking nearly 11 months to complete.
Those who do it have to endure some of the toughest conditions imaginable - including the extreme effects of a tornado.
The clipper race is the only round-the-world sailing competition open to novices.
Film maker Lucie Carrington, who suffered from a rare bone cancer ten years ago, took a year out to take part.
She has become an ambassador for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust which aims to help rebuild survivors confidence through sailing.
In total, more than 600 people from right across the world took part at some point during the competition.
The race took in some of the world most picturesque locations
As they now head back to their day jobs, applications are already open for next year's challenge and organisers say, with a year to go, it is already proving popular.