Francis Joyon
Musto (company)
(Clothing and Textiles)
Helen Rollason
(Oil Gas Energy)
Vendee Globe

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Ellen MacArthur

Knowledge Identifier: +Ellen_MacArthur


Ellen MacArthur

Retired British sailor, from Whatstandwell near Matlock in Derbyshire, now based in West Cowes, Isle of Wight add

Category: Politics

Born in 1976.

Countries: United Kingdom (40%), (27%), UK (13%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Francis Joyon, Musto (company), Trimaran

Linked to: Royal Yachting Association, Castorama, Charities Aid Foundation, Daily Mail




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Ellen MacArthur was born in 1976 add something


Musto (company) - Musto has sponsored British sailor Ellen MacArthur since 1994


In 1995 she sailed "Iduna" single-handed on a circumnavigation of Great Britain add something


In 1997 she finished 17th in the Mini Transat solo transatlantic race after fitting out her 21 ft yacht "Le Poisson" herself while living in a French boatyard add something


MacArthur's second place in the 2000-2001 edition of the Vendée Globe, with a time of 94 days, 4 hours and 25 minutes, is the world record for a single-handed, non-stop, monohull circumnavigation by a woman add something


In June 2000, MacArthur sailed the monohull "Kingfisher" from Plymouth, UK to Newport, Rhode Island, USA in 14 days, 23 hours, 11 minutes add something


Helen Rollason - Other Helen Rollason Award recipients include yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur in 2001 for her courage in becoming the fastest woman to circumnavigate the globe, footballer Geoff Thomas in 2005 for raising in excess of £150,000 for the Leukaemia Research charity by cycling, following his own battle with the disease, and in 2014, the competitors of the inaugural Invictus Games, a multi-sport event for sick and injured service personnel, which made its debut that year


In 2002, MacArthur released her first autobiography entitled "Taking on the World" add something


MacArthur won "Top Gear"'s Fastest Driver of the Year award in 2005 add something


In 2003 she captained a round-the-world record attempt for a crewed yacht in "Kingfisher 2" , but was thwarted by a broken mast in the Southern Ocean add something


In 2003, MacArthur set up the Ellen MacArthur Trust , a registered charity, to take young people, aged between 8 and 24 inclusive, sailing to help them regain their confidence on their way to recovery from cancer, leukaemia and other serious illnesses add something


Asteroid 20043 EllenMacArthur is named after her add something


She began her attempt to break the solo record for sailing non-stop around the world on 28 November 2004 add something


In 2005, MacArthur beat Francis Joyon's existing world record for a single-handed non-stop circumnavigation add something


On 7 February 2005 she broke the world record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe, a feat which gained her international renown add something


On 8 February 2005, following her return to England, it was announced that she was to be appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of her achievement add something


Trimaran - He beat British sailor Ellen MacArthur's record set in February 2005 for which she spent just over 71 days at sea


Francis Joyon - In February 2005 Ellen MacArthur beat Joyon's record by 1 day, 8 hours, 35 minutes, 49 seconds


Ross Davenport - On Monday, 27 November 2006 he won the acclaimed BBC East Midlands "'Sports Personality of the Year"' - won in 2005 by Derbyshire-born yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur


In 2007 MacArthur headed up BT Team Ellen, a three-person sailing team which includes Australian Nick Moloney and Frenchman Sébastien Josse add something


On 23 November 2007 Joyon set off in "IDEC II" in an attempt to beat MacArthur's current world record for a single handed circumnavigation add something


E.ON UK - In other sports, E.ON UK sponsored the Tour of Britain cycling championship from 2007 to 2009, and in 2007 launched a campaign with Ellen MacArthur to encourage energy efficiency within businesses


Francis Joyon - On 23 November 2007 Joyon set off in IDEC II in an attempt to beat Ellen MacArthur's world record for a single handed circumnavigation


Francis Joyon, the Frenchman who had held the record before MacArthur, recovered the record again in early 2008, beating MacArthur's record by nearly two weeks add something


In 2008 MacArthur joined forces with other sports celebrities to launch an appeal to raise £4 million for the Rainbows children's hospice add something


In recognition of her achievement she was awarded the French Légion d'Honneur by President Nicolas Sarkozy in March 2008 add something


In October 2009 MacArthur announced her intention to retire from competitive racing to concentrate on sustainability add something


In September 2010, she published a second autobiography entitled "Full Circle" add something


Following her retirement from professional sailing on 2 September 2010, MacArthur announced the launch of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a charity that works with business and education to accelerate the transition to a circular economy add something


On 2 September 2010, she launched the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a charity focusing on providing a positive framework for sustainable innovation using insights from living systems to re-think the future add something


She took part in 2011 TV series Jamie's Dream School add something


In 2014, MacArthur attended the One Young World Summit in Dublin as a Counsellor add something