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"
ITV News London's Chris Paxton is taking part in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race. His boat has arrived in France after race 1.
ITV News London's Chris Paxton is taking part in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race. But his team Switzerland has had a mixed start.
All the facts you didn't know about the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.