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just think at what ellen has done for the sport. its truly amazing!
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so ive got a new much better rule: WOMEN ARE THE BEST; NOT ONLY IN SAILING AROUND THE WORLD and the best proof now is ellen and many other women!!!     
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ok your now trying to turn Ellens success into a sexist crusade!

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While the coverage has been extensive, the news must have been cursing that she finished at night. A black screen with a couple of dots hardly makes fascinating viewing, does it? As for the majority of the reporting, it was banal in the extreme, and just kept on repeating itself. I can see why bowls and snooker are on telly more than sailing, now! Coverage the next day on the BBC wasn't much better. People endlessly repeating themselves while Ellen slowly sailed in. Hardly did justice to her achievement, and will we actually see a rise in participation from all this - it doesn't bear much relation to pootling around the lake on a sunday morning!

Ellen's sucess has been amazing, it is just a shame that the massive coverage hasn't been a little more intellegent.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Spot192 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Feb 05 at 10:18am
its a good opportunity to show you men the truth!

ruppert i think you can be happy with that tv coverage. in germany the coverage was disappointing. it wasnt ellen macarthur who sailed around the globe with her trimaran, it was hellen mcathur. i just could see short sequences on bbc world and just some pics you can find on yachts and yachting website. and by the way ill never understand the rules bowls!
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And there was a much better programme on last night, going through the voyage and interviewing Ellen, so not all bad. I wonder if the French coverage assumed greater knowledge?
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yer the tv coverage was the best i have every seen on itv!!

what do you reckon she will do next? 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Black no sugar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Feb 05 at 2:53pm

Originally posted by Rupert

I wonder if the French coverage assumed greater knowledge?

 

Yep, the French coverage was almost as extensive as it was over here. Most TV channels and publications accurately retraced Ellen's career, with a strong emphasis on the fact she went over to live in France! Without begrudging any praise to Ellen, a couple of papers did mention that Francis Joyon's boat wasn't particularly designed to beat a record (got to put a little national pride into it )

If you'd like to refresh your French, drop me a line - I'll be happy to help!!      

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Post Options Post Options   Quote tgruitt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Feb 05 at 3:29pm

well done ellen, a great performance, you really captivated the whole country and most of the europe! A magnificent achivement and puts all our bad sailing techniques to shame, (must practice harder).

wish you good luck for all your other sailing challenges

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