Alex Alley, 48, from Gosport, had to abandon his round-the-world record attempt at the halfway point due to an irreparable issue with his vessel.
Now, he is taking on four brothers from Essex – who have never sailed before – and will try to cross the Atlantic in the ARC rally in November.
Alex said: ‘The brothers were keen to have me help them with the fit out of their yacht and then skipper it, with them as my crew.
‘I will be spending a lot of time at the boatyard dealing with the refit and helping to spec the boat.
‘A mountain of work ahead but a fantastic project to be a part of.’