Woman Sets New Solo Sailing Record

Ever since Joshua Slocum did it in 1898 people have been trying to live up to his challenge. Sailing around the world is a grueling task for a full crew let alone a single person. Today the world time record for sailing around the world, held for just over one year by Frenchman Francis Joyon, was shattered by Ellen MacArthur. MacArthur, who previously held the Guinness Record for fastest female solo circumnavigation, now holds the world record for fastest solo circumnavigation male or female! Sailing a 75 foot trimaran, MacArthur completed her voyage in 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes and 33 seconds.

Congratulations Ellen!

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