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A TEAM looking to set a new round-the-world record has been boosted with another new member.

Self-confessed adrenaline junkie Andy Reid has joined Team Britannia ahead of its record attempt later this year.

The 47-year-old is the latest person to join the Hayling-based team – which is led by Portsmouth ocean racing legend Alan Priddy.

Andy, who lives in Sevenoaks, Kent, will act as the bosun for the epic voyage.

Mr Priddy said he was ‘delighted’ to be reunited with Andy, who he said was a ‘crucial member of the team’ in the 2002 Spirit of Cardiff record bid.

Mr Priddy added: ‘Andy has proven skills and brings a huge amount to this already excellent team.

‘He is an amazing guy – calm and reliable – so when we encounter problems and we will, I know that I have someone who will not panic but just get on with solving it.’

Andy added: ‘I am really excited to be returning to the ocean to finish the job we started in 2002.

‘I feel really optimistic about this amazing challenge and I already love working with Team Britannia’s dynamic and enthusiastic team.

‘I am looking forward to bringing this prestigious record back to Great Britain.’

The team, made up of 12 people – including five wounded veterans – will begin their 23,000-mile voyage later this year.

Using a super fuel-efficient powerboat, the squad aims to slash up to seven days off the current record of 60 days 23 hours 49 minutes held by New Zealander Pete Bethune.