A Bromsgrove sailor who was rescued after her boat capsized said she would do it again "in a heartbeat".

Susie Goodall's comments came hours after arriving back on dry land in the Chilean southern city of Punta Arenas on Friday December 14, where she was met by her mother and brother.

The family smiled and hugged before joining her for a medical check-up in the city, located about 1,200 miles from Santiago.

The 29-year-old was the youngest entrant and the only woman in the Golden Globe Race which began on July 1.

On December 5, a violent storm ripped off her mast and flung her yacht end over end.

Officials were in regular radio contact with Ms Goodall, who was 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn near the southern tip of South America when the storm occurred before being rescued two days later by the Tian Fu, a cargo vessel from China.

In a statement on her website, Ms Goodall said despite her ordeal she would attempt the race again in a "heartbeat".

She added: "If you asked me if I would do this again, now knowing what it's really like, I would say yes in a heartbeat!

"You may ask why?! Some people just live for adventure - it's human nature. And for me, the sea is where my adventure lies."

Ms Goodall thanked all the people who had helped rescue her, including the captain, crew and owners of Tian Fu.

She added: "After arriving in Punta Arenas today, I'm still a little wobbly both emotionally and physically as I find my land legs again.

"I arrived with a heavy heart, no longer a competitor in the Golden Globe Race - but here is certainly a lot better than the alternative.

"And I wouldn't be here today without the incredible support and seamanship shown by so many people over the past 10 days."

Ms Goodall said she was fighting back tears when she stepped off the Tian Fu after 157 days alone at sea.

She said her family had been her "rock" from day one after signing up for the race.

Ms Goodall added: "After 157 days alone at sea and a very emotional week to follow, I was fighting back the tears as I stepped off the ship and saw my mum and oldest brother.

"I have put them through a lot, and I know I have a lot of making up to do!

"But I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart for believing in and supporting me in the many, many ways they have - thank you."

She said she doesn't know what she is planning on doing next but said she still had "fire in her belly".

Ms Goodall added: "I can't tell you what is next beyond spending time with family and friends over Christmas and enjoying a glass of glogg, but that fire in my belly is far from out, so watch this space!"