In 71 Days Around the World

… in 71 days 14 hours 18 minutes and 33 seconds, that is. Ellen MacArthur just broke the non-stop singlehanded round the world record set just a year ago by Francis Joyon. She crossed the finish line off Ushant, France, after sailing her 75 foot trimaran B&Q solo around the world.

Ellen sailed 27,348 miles at an average speed of 15.9 knots, along a course similar to the Vendee Globe course. from France, arcoss the Equator, round the Cape of Good Hope, across the Indian Ocean, through the Southern Ocean, Past Cape Leeuwin, Australia, across the Pacific, around Cape Hoorn, across the Equator, back to France.

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