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Powerboat racer Alan Priddy's bid to log the fastest round-the-world lap - which was sunk when a sponsor pulled out - is back on.
The Hampshire legend's hopes were dashed last year when one of the sponsors pulled out, but now the team is in a position to forge ahead with the project.
The 63 year old was due to make the 24,000 mile voyage last year, but now hopes to set off from Gibraltar on October the 23rd.
He'll be joined by a team of eight, hoping to beat the current record of 60 days 23 hours 49 minutes, by more than a week.
Mr Priddy's 24m (80ft) craft , which runs on a mixture of diesel, water and emulsifier, is due to be built on Hayling Island and is expected to start sea trials in September.
The team will call at Puerto Rico, Acapulco, Honolulu, Guam, Singapore, Oman and Malta to take on fuel before finishing back in Gibraltar.
New Zealand skipper Pete Bethune holds the current power boat circumnavigation record, set in June 2008.