Taking on the World By Ellen MacArthur


Taking on the World By (author) Ellen MacArthur ISBN:9780141006970

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In February 2001 twenty-four year old Ellen MacArthur completed the Vendee Globe, the world’s toughest race. As the youngest Briton to circumnavigate the globe single handed and as the fastest woman to ever have done so, her achievement was remarkable. But how had a young woman from a small village in Derbyshire come to find a new home among the waves? In Taking on the World, Ellen tells her story, from saving up to buy her first boat through sailing around Britain as a teenager to racing the Vendee Globe itself. Enthralling and inspiring in equal measure, it shows courage, passion and determination can overcome all obstacles – and how one young woman made her dreams come true.

Taking on the World By (author) Ellen MacArthur ISBN:9780141006970

Short-listed for WH Smith Book Awards (Biography & Autobiography) 2003


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Weight 356 g
Dimensions 28 × 129 × 198 mm
About the Author

Ellen was described in the Observer as 'The first true heroine of the 21st Century'. She's been named Sailor of the Year twice, was crowned World Champion, was named Sunday Times Person of the year 2001 and was runner up in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Ellen is from Whatstandwell in Derbyshire and lives in Cowes.



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