Ellen was described in the Observer as 'the first true heroine of the 21st Century'. She's been named Sailor of the Year twice, crowned World Champion, 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.
'The single greatest sporting feat of the year ... In any sport. In any nation.' Sunday Express'MacArthur embarked on this journey as a yachtswoman and returned a as a symbol of human aspiration' Daily Telegraph'MacArthur is wonderful, fabulous, inspiring. She is a bringer of joy and an emblem of hope.' Simon Barnes