AN Isle of Wight yachtswoman is the new poster girl for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
Just over a year ago, Beulah Steele swapped her high flying job as an air stewardess for life on the high seas, helming a racing yacht through some of the world’s most challenging oceans.
Now her courage has earned her a place in a new poster campaign that launched on Monday in main line rail stations across Britain.
Beulah, 25, of Shorwell, urges commuters to 'watch my story’, after being selected to share her experiences of the world’s longest ocean race, following participation in two of the most challenging legs of the 2011-12 edition of the Clipper Race.
She said: "I am absolutely thrilled to feature in the campaign that definitely emphasises the fact that people from all walks of life, all age groups and even those without sailing experience can be trained to achieve and participate in the most incredible and exciting life changing experience."
Speaking about her own adventures, she said: "My main achievement is crossing the Southern Ocean, surviving, finding the courage, motivation and the determination.
"The parts of the race that I’ll never forget would be getting into Western Australia after four weeks at sea, seeing no land and then arriving at Geraldton; you could smell the land."
Beulah, who has returned to BA as an air stewardess, was selected by Clipper Race officials to star in one of a series of short online videos which feature former crew because of the impact the race has had on her.
The poster campaign encourages rail travellers to 'watch my story’ and maybe swap the tedium of their commute for the excitement of racing across some of the most challenging oceans on the planet.