MacArthur, Ellen (1976–)

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MacArthur, Ellen (1976–)

British sailor. Born July 8, 1976, in Derbyshire, England.

At 18, sailed alone around Britain; won her class on an Open 50 in Route Du Rhum transatlantic race (1998, 2003), setting a record of 13 days, 13 hrs., 31 mins., 47 secs. (2030); won Europe 1 New Man Star (2000); placed 2nd overall in the Vendée Globe, the 2nd fastest cirumnavigation in the history of the event (2000–01); broke the round-the-world record in 71 days, 14 hrs., 18 mins. and 22 secs. (Nov 28, 2004–Feb 7, 2005). Named Yachtsman of the Year; named Member of the British Empire (2002).

See also autobiography Ellen MacArthur: Taking on the World (2003).

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