Dame ellen macarthur didn't want to change the world mostly she just wanted to sail around it. As it may, the misnamed planet is still called earth and earth day is a worthwhile celebration of protecting the planet, both the soil and the watery portions below is a ted talk by one of the world's great sailors, dame ellen macarthur, about what she learned when she was sailing around the world alone. Dame ellen set up the ellen macarthur cancer trust to take children recovering from cancer and teach them to sail she made her first trip in 2003 and it is still her great passionellen macarthur cancer trust one moment always sticks in ellen macarthur's mind she was halfway round the world in the 2001. Who is this dame ellen macarthur in 2001 'she raced single-handedly non-stop around the world in the vendée globe when only 24 years old second in one of the hardest races in offshore sailing prior to her vendée success, she won the solo transatlantic race from the uk to the usa and went on to win the route du. Dame ellen macarthur (born in 1976) is a very brave and talented english yachtswoman her first name is ellen 'dame' is a special title she received for her outstanding achievements from the british queen on 7 february 2005, she broke the world record for being the fastest person to sail around the world ellen now. Dame ellen macarthur's journey began when she discovered sailing she describes how years later she undertook her greatest challenge: to sail solo around the world faster than anyone in history. What do you learn when you sail around the world on your own when solo sailor ellen macarthur circled the globe – carrying everything she needed with her – she came back with new insight into the way the world works, as a place of interlocking cycles and finite resources, where the decisions we make. The following great women sailors are part of marlow ropes long and successful voyage across the world's oceans: these include: dame ellen macarthur obe, sailor and world record holder the relationship between marlow ropes and dame ellen macarthur started more the 17 years ago, and continues.
Rebuilding young people's confidence the ellen macarthur cancer trust is a national organisation that takes young people aged between 8-24 sailing to help them regain confidence, on their way to recovery from cancer, leukaemia and other serious illness sign up to receive email updates. The yachtswoman and founder of the ellen macarthur foundation discusses her vision for a global economy in which scarce resources are reused and not sent to and i suddenly realized that there was a much greater challenge out there than sailing around the world, which was, in fact, trying to find a global economy that. Verified purchase i have briefly met ellen macarther on a number of occasions, most notably when we had sailed into portree harbour on the isle of skye and ellen was out racing sailing dinghy's around the bay encouraging the local youngsters into sailing she stopped by our yacht and chatted for a bit and then sailed off. The round the world record holder explains why she has turned her back on the sea to crusade for the planet nothing mattered more to ellen macarthur than the sea, unless it was being the fastest person on its surface it was her element, the great her housekeeping was as formidable as her sailing.
Ellen macarthur completes a singlehanded circumnavigation of the globe in 2001, in her yacht 'kingfisher', having sailed 38600 km in 94 days 4 hr 25 min macarthur became only the second person ever to sail solo non-stop around the world on a multi-hull boat six times more people have stepped foot. Britain's ellen macarthur completes her solo round-the-world voyage in record time macarthur lost ground on sunday and was only able to edge b&q another 30 miles closer to the finish near ushant off the french coast however, the derbyshire-born sailor was buoyed by stronger winds on monday,. Starting out with a desire to be a veterinarian, ellen macarthur was told by her school that she did not have the brains for it disappointed, she turned to her other love, sailing -fostered by an aunt who sailed, and by her reading of the arthur ransom's books series, “swallows and amazons” she became enamored of racing.
Ellen macarthur but setting out on a new dream, of sailing non-stop and solo around the world, was never going to be easy and the biggest challenge was perhaps just getting to the starting line the long and lonely quest for sponsorship resulted in a single shining ray of hope through the lonely mists of rejection. Photo gilles martin-raget wrote a page in the book of yachting history in 2005 when she beat the solo circumnavigation record by sailing around the world in 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes and 33 seconds dame ellen macarthur remains, to date, at the top of british prize-winning ocean sailors, after winning the ostar.
Ellen macarthur thrilled britain and france in 2005 by sailing round the world solo inside 72 days – for which she was immediately knighted today, she is a my skill was more about being aware of everything that's going on, always looking, looking, looking around, pulling in information from multiple sources and. Ellen macarthur thrives on extremes after her record-breaking, life-threatening performance in the vendee globe round-the-world race, many people thought she might relax into cosy celebrity her response was to announce an attempt on the jules verne challenge, the record for non-stop sailing around. We have enjoyed a close relationship since 2011 with the ellen macarthur foundation which is passionate about promoting the benefits of a circular economy is the brainchild of dame ellen macarthur she first hit the headlines in 2001 when she raced single-handedly non-stop around the world when aged only 24.
For ellen macarthur, productivity isn't simply about output – it's also about magnitude the first phase of her adult life was devoted to sailing solo around the world faster than anyone else she achieved this in 2005, setting a record of just over 71 days since then, through the ellen macarthur foundation. Acrowd of thousands greeted 28-year-old ellen macarthur on a chilly february day in 2005 when she and her boat, the b&q, arrived in falmouth, england, after completing a 71-day around-the-world solo voyage macarthur's achievement made her the youngest woman ever to circumnavigate the globe on a solo sail, but.
Four years after becoming the fastest person to sail around the world alone, dame ellen macarthur is giving up ocean racing – to save the planet the sailor, the castaway on today's desert island discs on radio 4, says she is so anxious about the threat to the environment she will abandon any new marine. The following year she purchased a corribee yacht called iduna, which she sailed single-handedly around britain macarthur retired from competitive sailing in 2009, and the following year launched ellen macarthur foundation, a charity which aims to speed global transition to a renewable, 'circular'.
Dame ellen macarthur, original name ellen patricia macarthur, (born july 8, 1976, whatstandwell, derbyshire, england), english yachtswoman who in 2005 set a world record for the fastest solo nonstop voyage around the world on her first attempt macarthur began sailing with her aunt at age four and spent her spare time. Aged 18 ellen macarthur sailed around the uk singlehandedly she went on to finish second in the 2001 vendée globe solo round-the-world race and broke the world record for the fastest solo circumnavigation in 2005 in the years following her world record, macarthur remained involved in sailing. The day after setting a world speed record in her solo sail around the world, ellen macarthur was named dame ellen macarthur of the british empire, the youngest person ever to be named to that title she is still racing full speed around the world, no longer as a solo sailor but growing a collaborative intelligence network to. Dame ellen patricia macarthur, dbe (born 8 july 1976) is a retired english sailor, from whatstandwell near matlock in derbyshire, now based in cowes, isle of wight macarthur is a successful solo long-distance yachtswoman on 7 february 2005 she broke the world record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe ,.