The Clipper Round the World race has begun, with all twelve teams starting successfully and on their way to Brest in France.
Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said there was an element of envy as he watched the yachts go through the start line.
He said: "You're thinking, oh you lucky people, you're going sailing... This is the start of their big adventure"
Race Director Justin Taylor said: "It was a great sight, it's so wonderful to see the whole fleet together racing for the first time"