Ellen and Falmouth
Choosing Falmouth as the port to leave from and return to, Ellen broke the world record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe, a feat which gained her international renown. On 7th Feb Feb 2007 she completed the challenge in 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes and 33 seconds
Her record breaking achievements:
In June 2000, MacArthur sailed the monohull Kingfisher from Plymouth, UK to Newport, Rhode Island, USA in 14 days, 23 hours, 11 minutes. This is the current record for a single-handed monohull east-to-west passage, and also the record for a single-handed woman in any vessel
Her time 94 days, 4 hours and 25 minutes in the Vendee Globe is the world record for a single-handed, non-stop, monohull circumnavigation by a woman
Ellen set a new world record in June 2004, when she sailed her trimaran B&Q/Castorama from Ambrose Light, Lower New York Bay, USA to Lizard Point, Cornwall, UK in 7 days, 3 hours, 50 minutes.