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TWO new television programmes will reveal life at sea on board yachts in a major sailing race.

The 40,000-mile Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, based in Gosport, will show amateur crew members battling the elements.

BBC Worldwide will distribute the two series – The Race of Their Lives, which focusing on key people in the race, and Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, which focuses on the competition.

They are being previewed at a convention in Monaco this week.

Jonathan Levy, global business and communications director, said: ‘One follows the adrenaline-fuelled fierce competition between teams as points are claimed in the 16-race series, building to the final champion’s podium.

‘The other focuses on individual crew stories as they take on the immense human challenge, confronting Mother Nature in the raw.’

Around 3bn people followed the last race.