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Old 08-02-2005, 02:20   #1
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New RTW Record

B&Q skipper, Ellen MacArthur, crossed the finish line off Ushant at 22:29:17 GMT (Monday, 7.2.05) to set a new solo, non-stop round the world record of 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes and 33 seconds. MacArthur has taken 1 day, 8 hours, 35 minutes, 49 seconds off the previous fastest 72 day, 22 hours, 54 minute solo time of Francis Joyon (Joyon finished his record attempt on 3.2.04).

B&Q sailed 27,354 miles through the water at an average speed of 15.9 knots.

NEW SOLO TIMES:
Ushant-Equator 8d 18h 20m 7/12/04 0230GMT (taking 14h 3m off Joyon's time)
Ushant-Cape of Good Hope 19d 9h 46m 17/12/04 1756GMT (taking 10h 45m off Joyon's time)
Ushant-Cape Leeuwin 29d 14h 5m 27/12/04 2215GMT (taking 17h 24m off Joyon's time)
Ushant-Cape Horn 44d 23h 36m 12/1/04 0746GMT (taking 4 days 2h 45m off Joyon's time)
Ushant-Equator 60d 13h 35m 27/1/05 2145GMT (taking 1d 10h 50m off Joyon's time)
Equator-Equator record of 51 days, 19 hours and 15 minutes

http://www.teamellen.com/ellen.asp?artid=100
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Old 08-02-2005, 05:42   #2
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Solo around the world?

Sounds illegal and dangerous to me.

The regulations says a vessel must have a look-out all the time.

Would hate to be run over by ove of these fast monsters sailing at 15 knots while somebody is down below sleeping.

Just so they can make headlines...
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Ellens record breaker:
http://www.reinforcedplastics.com/la...308_ellen.html

Yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur is clearly made of steel, but the equally special trimaran that carried her round the world, solo, in record time, is made of carbon composite. George Marsh reports on the construction of B&Q Castorama.
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Ellen MacArthur - Bid for Transatlantic Record:

ELLEN ANNOUNCES BID FOR SOLO TRANSATLANTIC May 27, 2005
Timing is everything... Today the B&Q trimaran returned to the water after her repairs as Ellen confirms her plans to make a second bid for the solo transatlantic record later this year on the very day Joyon abandons his attempt on the same record! Roland Jourdain will join MacArthur on board B&Q for their attempt to establish a new crewed Plymouth-Roscoff record next Friday for the Brittany Ferries 100 Mile Trophy. And Ellen reveals plans to head to South Georgia this winter. Full story below..
http://www.teamellen.com/ellen.asp?artid=2678
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Solo around the world?

Sounds illegal and dangerous to me.

The regulations says a vessel must have a look-out all the time.

Would hate to be run over by ove of these fast monsters sailing at 15 knots while somebody is down below sleeping.

Just so they can make headlines...
Maybe she sailed all the way around on a starboard tack
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