'Hoisted by your own petard' is how Backchat would describe the eventual winner of an HBOS General Insurance competition to send an employee round the world.

HBOS is searching for a budding sailor to take part in the Global Challenge round-the-world yacht race. The event is dubbed the world's toughest yacht race, with huge seas and gale force winds. Expect the chosen one to receive the 'order of the yellow wellie'.