كسرت الملاحة البريطانية ايلين مكارثر الرقم القياسي العالمي للابحار المنفرد حول العالم.
وقد تمكنت ايلين من انجاز الرحلة بفترة تقل عن الرقم السابق بأكثر من 24 ساعة عندما عبرت خط النهاية قبالة الساحل الفرنسي ليلة الاثنين.
تقرير : فرانسيس ماركوس
It was just before ten-thirty, in the darkness close to the French coast, that Ellen MacArthur made history. It was witnessed by the official adjudicator, Claude Breton, and relayed over loudspeaker to team headquarters.
(Announcement with cheering and applause)
The champagne flowed and there were smiles of relief. Ellen MacArthur had become the fastest person to sail solo around the world. It took her seventy-one days, fourteen-hours, eighteen-minutes and thirty-three seconds. She broke the record by more than a day. Despite the late hour and cold weather, more than a thousand people stood by the quayside watching the event on a giant screen. Some had travelled from Miss MacArthur's home county of Derbyshire.
(Member of public 1)
It took five hours - but it's minute compared with what she's done. So, well worth it, yeah.
(Member of public 2)
It's just amazing. I can't believe that she's done it and it's great encouragement for everybody.
(Member of public 3)
We saw her off. When she left we saw her. But we're delighted that she's won this record. Brilliant.
(Member of public 4)
I think it's absolutely amazing. It's a woman. She's done it. She's been round the world faster than anyone else. I'm just in awe of her.
At the end of her remarkable twenty-seven-thousand mile voyage, Ellen MacArthur spoke briefly to her team manager and close friend, Mark Turner. She told him she was overjoyed.
حَكَم، مسؤول وظيفته التأكد من صحة اتباع الانظمة والقوانين.
منفرد، دون مساعدة احد.
صغير جدا، تافه.
saw her off
كان في وداعها.
(to be) in awe of
تبجيل الشخص بسبب انجازاته.
الشعور بالسعادة الغامرة.