Ellen MacArthur, the undisputed lady of the oceans

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We are introducing you to the 30 legends of sailing. Now it is your turn to choose the greatest sailor of all time.

30 Sailors of History QOK.qxd:Layout 1She retired from competitive sailing on September 2, 2010, after establishing a foundation to promote a sustainable future, but she has helped write important pages in ocean sailing, women’s and otherwise. Ellen MacArthur, British, class of ’76, is the woman of records: in 2000 she crossed the Atlantic from east to west in 14 days aboard a monohull and finished second overall in the 2000 Vendèe Globe, the round-the-world race by soltario and nonstop, in 94 days (a record for a woman on a monohull).

Ellen MacArthur_portrait_1She holds the women’s multihull ocean crossing record (7 days and 3 hours). In 2005, with a 70-foot trimaran, he snatched the record for non-stop solo circumnavigation of the globe from Joyon (71 days 14 hours and 18 minutes: Joyon re-broke it in 2008).

Because: He proved that ocean sailing is not “man’s stuff” by shattering the records of his male colleagues.

IS HE THE GREATEST IN YOUR OPINION? VOTE IT HERE!

DISCOVER ALL THE STORIES OF THE 30 SAILING LEGENDS HERE

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Peter Blake
Dee Caffari
Franck Cammas
Paul Cayard
Francis Chichester
Dennis Conner
Russell Coutts
Laura Dekker
Michel Desjoyeaux
Alexander Di Benedetto
Vito Dumas
Paul Elvstrom
Ambrose Fogar
François Gabart
Torben Grael
Francis Joyon
Robin Knox-Johnston
Ellen MacArthur
Bernard Moitessier
Mauro Pelaschier
Loick Peyron
Cino Ricci
Alessandra Sensini
Ernest Shackleton
Joshua Slocum
John Soldini
Agostino Straulino
Eric Tabarly
Vasco Vascotto

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