"Ellen MacArthur had said, before winning the Vendée Globe"

The Vendée Globe is a single-handed, round-the-world yacht race considered to be one of the most gruelling and testing feats of adventure in the world. Dame Ellen Patricia MacArthur (born 1976) is an English sailor from Derbyshire.  She is best known as a solo long-distance yachtswoman. On 7 February 2005 she broke the world record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe. (Source: Wikipedia)