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Topic: well done Ellen!!!!
Posted By: sailor.jon
Subject: well done Ellen!!!!
Date Posted: 07 Feb 05 at 10:25pm

75ft long
50ft wide
8 tonnes
27,000 miles
and 1 amazing skipper,

shes beaten the record by a day!!!!




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Posted By: Mark Jardine
Date Posted: 07 Feb 05 at 10:44pm

71 days 14 hours 18 minutes 33 seconds.

Amazing!



Posted By: Black no sugar
Date Posted: 07 Feb 05 at 10:45pm

Now it's gonna get hard for her - she's got to face the circus!

She's amazing!!         and plenty more



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Posted By: Mark Jardine
Date Posted: 07 Feb 05 at 10:49pm
It is amazing to see the coverage that she is getting on all the news channels. So good for sailing. It will be difficult for her to go from such seclusion to the crowds that want to see her on arrival. I hope she now gets some time to sleep!


Posted By: big man
Date Posted: 07 Feb 05 at 11:08pm
thats all i can say

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Posted By: Scooby_simon
Date Posted: 08 Feb 05 at 12:05am

Top job Ellen. 

Falmouth is going to go bonkers tommorrow

 

BTW when did Gael know she was going to be on the BBC ?

 



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Posted By: andy_334
Date Posted: 08 Feb 05 at 2:22am

Every Englishman, at home or abroad, should be proud of this woman!

Can you imagine what it will be like for her to set foot on that dock?

I've been watching her progress from here in the USA.  Great pictures yesterday, of her being shadowed by the Royal Navy.

As they say over here,  awesome....truly awesome achievement!

 



Posted By: Wave Rider
Date Posted: 08 Feb 05 at 7:58am
 

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Posted By: headfry
Date Posted: 08 Feb 05 at 9:00am
A HUGE cheer from me too!  Well done to our lady of the sea!


And, great TV coverage.....at last,
maybe they (TV guys) have had a peak at this forum!
Thought they might come up with  a report a little like this.....
A young woman has been out for a sail    But no, much better this time, I still chuckle at the report they gave about Mike G's main halyard breaking......'a rope broke' yeep thats what they said! talk about understate the situation!

A happy day for us sailors..... Ellen you are one in a million!!


Posted By: hurricane
Date Posted: 08 Feb 05 at 9:00am
did anyone see the boat lit up from behind by the light house live on the video phone how cool was that!!!!


Posted By: stuarthop
Date Posted: 08 Feb 05 at 9:35am

Well Done Ellen your performance was awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted By: Wave Rider
Date Posted: 08 Feb 05 at 9:51am
Only one way of explaining what she did!!!! amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! WELL DONE!

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Posted By: Ian S
Date Posted: 08 Feb 05 at 12:20pm

Ellen,

congratulations from the Ogston Fireball Fleet. From 200 acres to around the world.. wow!



Posted By: HelenF
Date Posted: 08 Feb 05 at 1:48pm
Phones are ringing off the hook here at Y&Y - thanks to Ellen think the
world has just noticed we're here!


Posted By: Scooby_simon
Date Posted: 08 Feb 05 at 1:56pm
I think she (is) Dame Ellen Now, well nearly.... 

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Posted By: Spot192
Date Posted: 08 Feb 05 at 3:01pm
it´s absolutley fabolous that she did it!
she showed the men all over the sailing world that women can do it better than men!
congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted By: Harry44981!
Date Posted: 08 Feb 05 at 4:18pm

Originally posted by Spot192


she showed the men all over the sailing world that women can do it better than men!

nah shes an exception to the well known rule...



Posted By: Gael
Date Posted: 08 Feb 05 at 5:05pm
Maybe this year she'll finally win Sports Personality of the Year.

In answer to your Q of last night Scooby Simon, put it this way, I was on
my way to the gym!

Amazing how late in the day the national press woke up, but boy did they
wake up


Posted By: sailor girl
Date Posted: 08 Feb 05 at 7:10pm
Congratulations Ellen...your a star   



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Posted By: Scooby_simon
Date Posted: 08 Feb 05 at 7:17pm

Originally posted by Gael

Maybe this year she'll finally win Sports Personality of the Year.

In answer to your Q of last night Scooby Simon, put it this way, I was on
my way to the gym!

Amazing how late in the day the national press woke up, but boy did they
wake up

 

You did look 'a little surprised' at the start of the interview, but top job  



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Posted By: big man
Date Posted: 09 Feb 05 at 12:32pm
just think at what ellen has done for the sport. its truly amazing!

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Posted By: Spot192
Date Posted: 09 Feb 05 at 4:16pm
so i´ve 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!!!     


Posted By: Harry44981!
Date Posted: 09 Feb 05 at 5:00pm

ok your now trying to turn Ellens success into a sexist crusade!



Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 09 Feb 05 at 6:07pm

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.



Posted By: Spot192
Date Posted: 10 Feb 05 at 10:18am
it´s 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 wasn´t 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 i´ll never understand the rules bowls!


Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 10 Feb 05 at 12:17pm
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?


Posted By: carshalton fc
Date Posted: 10 Feb 05 at 12:48pm

yer the tv coverage was the best i have every seen on itv!!

what do you reckon she will do next? 

well done...



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Posted By: Black no sugar
Date Posted: 10 Feb 05 at 2:46pm

received by B&Q customer services: 
 
 
Dear Sir/Madam 
 

My congratulations to you on getting a yacht to leave the UK on 28th
November 2004, sail 27,354 miles around the world and arrive back 72 days
later. 
 

Could you please let me know when the kitchen I ordered 96 days ago will be
arriving from your warehouse 13 miles away?
 


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Posted By: Black no sugar
Date 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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Posted By: tgruitt
Date 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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Posted By: Wave Rider
Date Posted: 10 Feb 05 at 5:01pm
That program on ITV did show suprisingly good footage didnt it.

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Posted By: TornadoSi
Date Posted: 11 Feb 05 at 11:49am
COPY OF A LETTER RECEIVED BY B&Q CUSTOMER SERVICES DEPARTMENT


Dear Sir/Madam

My congratulations to you on getting a yacht to leave the UK
on 28th November 2004, sail 27,354 miles around the world
and arrive back 72 days later.

Could you please let me know when the kitchen I ordered 96
days ago will be arriving from your warehouse 13 miles away?

Yours Sincerely

John Roberts



Posted By: Buzz
Date Posted: 11 Feb 05 at 1:14pm

Everyone at Falmouth did their best to offer Ellen a ‘proper Cornish’ welcome home after such an outstanding achievement.  When she was on the stage at the Maritime Museum and later at the press conference it was amazing how she could go from 71 days at sea to answering questions with consummate professionalism in both English and French.

Some people went to look at the boat at about 8pm that evening and she was still there doing interviews for French Television!

 

 



Posted By: hydrographer20
Date Posted: 11 Feb 05 at 3:52pm
a truly remarkable woman.     her achievements should be remembered for a long time as it is a tough record to break!!!   

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Posted By: Black no sugar
Date Posted: 11 Feb 05 at 5:26pm

Originally posted by TornadoSi

COPY OF A LETTER RECEIVED BY B&Q CUSTOMER SERVICES DEPARTMENT


Dear Sir/Madam

My congratulations to you on getting a yacht to leave the UK
on 28th November 2004, sail 27,354 miles around the world
and arrive back 72 days later.

Could you please let me know when the kitchen I ordered 96
days ago will be arriving from your warehouse 13 miles away?

Yours Sincerely

John Roberts

 

Calling all bookies! How many times is THIS mail going to travel around the world??

(twice here on this forum already, and I haven't checked the others yet )

Anyway, we know how Ellen trained:

Go to any B&Q branch in the land, ask for some item not stocked there and they'll send you to the nearest town. E.g. B&Q Shoreham (my local) sends us to Worthing, Worthing to Brighton, Brighton to Eastbourne, you're off around Britain in no time ...  

Apologies to all B&Q lovers out there - get a life! 



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Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 23 Feb 05 at 9:14pm
The BBC just redeemed themselves...A fantastic programme just finished which not only showed all the troubles she had, but also that Ellen has a sense of humour, which made her seem a little less driven! Only a little mind...Where does she get the energy from - I'm tired after an hour racing on a puddle!


Posted By: hydrographer20
Date Posted: 23 Feb 05 at 10:46pm
omg yey ellen is coming to i.o.w on firday i may hop ova ion the fery to meet ehr as she is going to cowes ive allways wanted to meet her shame its duing the day though anyway who cares about college lol

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Posted By: Phil eltringham
Date Posted: 24 Feb 05 at 5:39pm
was a great program last night, well done BBC.

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Posted By: stuarthop
Date Posted: 25 Feb 05 at 1:22pm
the bbc progarm was v good greatest respect to ellen

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Posted By: Wave Rider
Date Posted: 25 Feb 05 at 1:30pm
YEAH TWAS GOOD !¬

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Posted By: Contender443
Date Posted: 25 Feb 05 at 7:21pm

Wave Rider what is 43011 - is that your sail number?



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