Retired police officer to join Alan Priddy’s Team Britannia crew

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THE latest crew member of a team looking to break a world record has been announced.

Retired police officer Alan Savage will join the crew of Team Britannia, led by Portsmouth ocean racing legend Alan Priddy.

The 46-year-old has joined the crew which is hoping to use an eco-boat to sail around the world and beat the current record of 60 days, 23 hours and 49 minutes.

Mr Priddy said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Alan to the crew. After meeting Alan 14 years ago, I knew that he lives and breathes boats.

‘His nautical experience and passion will bring a real bonus to our stellar team.’

Alan, who comes from Northern Ireland, will be an assistant bosun during the record attempt. It follows a history of boating including being a volunteer lifeboat crew member and being part of the management committee of a harbour action group.

Alan said: ‘After hearing Alan speak about his previous attempt some years ago, his story lit the touch paper of my ambition to join him on his next attempt.

‘I’m a quite driven person with a passion for being on the water so being part of Team Britannia fulfils a personal ambition to be part of the team that will bring the world record back to the UK.’