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Ellen MacArthur talks to Keith Wheatley
Taking on the World
Hay Festival 2002
On 11 February 2001, MacArthur sailed into the French Atlantic port of Les Sables d'Olonne to complete the Vendee Globe, sailing's toughest race. At 24 she became the youngest person ever to complete the race and the fastest woman or Briton ever to circumnavigate the globe.