Monday, February 14, 2005

Ellen MacArthur sets around the world record

B&QEllen MacArthur and B&Q beat the previous record by 1 day 8 hours and 35 minutes. Sailing around the world, non-stop in 71 days, 14 hours 18 minutes and 33 seconds. That's 27,348 miles at an average speed of 15.9 knots.
WHY IS THIS RECORD SO EXCEPTIONAL...

• 1800+ people have reached the summit of Everest...*

• 450+ people have been in space...**

• 12 astronauts have stepped on the moon...**

• Only 5 solo sailors have attempted to race around the globe non-stop on multihulls (the fastest and most extreme boats on the oceans) in pursuit of a new world record...

• Only [2 sailors] succeeded to go the distance non-stop...

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