Below is a ted talk by one of the world's great sailors, dame ellen macarthur, about what she learned when she was sailing around the world alone as she circled. Raced single-handedly non-stop around the world when only 24 years old set the world record for singlehandedly sailing the globe started the ellen macarthur trust and the ellen macarthur foundation. Taking on the world has 373 ratings and 25 reviews ellen macarthur brings you around the world with her you see how ellen grows from a young teen sailing in. February 7, 2005: ellen macarthur breaks round-the world sailing record the 28-year-old british yachtswoman survived an encounter with a whale to complete the 27,000-mile journey more than a day.
She had become the first woman to sail solo around the globe via the dangerous and classic cape horn route taken by the great clippers of yesteryear now ellen macarthur has eclipsed that all-but. When 26-year-old ellen macarthur became the fastest woman to sail around the world, it was the culmination of years of hard work and determination. Dame ellen macarthur sees the world as a more virtuous circle sponsored to sail around the world before, dame ellen said in person in history to sail.
Once named britain's youngest dame, macarthur broke world records at age 28 in a 71-day, death-defying solo sail around the globe after witnessing abandoned fishing villages—their resources. Ted talk subtitles and transcript: what do you learn when you sail around the world on your own when solo sailor ellen macarthur circled the globe - carrying everything she needed with her - she came back with new insight into the way the world works, as a place of interlocking cycles and finite resources, where the decisions we make today affect what's left for tomorrow. Ellen macarthur scroll down to read the explanation dame ellen patricia macarthur, dbe (born 8 july 1976) is a retired english sailor, from whatstandwell near matlock in derbyshire, now based in cowes, isle of wight. Ellen macarthur world class sailor - fastest woman around the world after setting a record for sailing around the world, dame ellen macarthur has turned her attention toward creating a more circular economy — where resources and power recirculate and regenerate. Ellen macarthur, to my knowledge, is still the fastest female circumnavigator she sailed a trimaran b&q/castorama around the world in 71 days in 2005 laura dekker, 16 in 2012, was the youngest person to complete a circumnavigation.
It's interesting to note that fewer people have sailed around the world alone, nonstop in a trimaran than have walked on the moon - just ellen macarthur, francis joyon, and coville, and each of them now have owned that all-important trophy. Perhaps unsurprisingly for a world-record holder in solo yacht racing, it was a sailing trip that gave the then 25-year-old ellen macarthur an idea that eventually unfurled into a £1 million-per-year charitable foundation that particular sailing trip was very different to the gruelling. I love sailing around scotland and for us to have a sailing hub there now is a dream we have been working towards round-the-world sailor ellen macarthur steers cancer victims to brighter.
Dame ellen macarthur's journey began when she discovered sailing she describes how years later she undertook her greatest challenge: to sail solo around the world faster than anyone in history. Ellen macarthur after breaking the solo speed sailing record for circumnavigating the globe spiegel : ms macarthur, on your record-breaking race round the world your strength was often tested to. Ellen macarthur cancer trust rebuilding young people's confidence the ellen macarthur cancer trust is a national organisation that takes young people aged between 8-24 sailing to help them regain confidence, on their way to recovery from cancer, leukaemia and other serious illness. She began her attempt to break the solo record for sailing non-stop around the world on 28 november 2004 ellen macarthur cancer trust in 2003, macarthur set up.
Ellen macarthur celebrates as she arrives in to falmouth bay after completing her record solo round the world journey photograph: peter macdiarmid/getty ellen macarthur sailed back into britain. Dame ellen macarthur has sailed solo around the world, not once, but twice-and she set the record time for doing it in her recent ted talk she told the story of her incredible journey and how. British sailor ellen macarthur finished a solo circumnavigation on monday, february 7, 2005 in 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes and 33 seconds, breaking the world record for sailing around the world alone.