The Volvo Ocean Race began today, with men and women racing on the same boat for the first time.
Southampton sailor Jack Bouttell was so determined to pursue his dream, that he moved across the world and left his family.
But his determination paid off and now he's crew on one of the favourite teams to win the Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng racing.
As Sally Simmonds reports from Alicante, Spain.
Sally spoke to Jack Bouttell, Crew, Donfeng Racing.