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  Wednesday, 11 August, 2004, 11:48 GMT 12:48 UK
Ellen MacArthur and her skipper Alain Gautier celebrate victory in the Challenge Mondial race. Photo copyright Martin Raget MacArthur clinches victory
Ellen MacArthur produces a thrilling sprint finish to claim victory in the Challenge Mondial race.
Ellen MacArthur MacArthur: Team spirit key to victory
Ellen MacArthur tells BBC Sport Online that her team's belief was the key to Challenge Mondial success.
Winning skipper Alain Gautier (©Mondial Assistance) Challenge Mondial: The full story
BBC Sport Online looks back at the closely-contested Challenge Mondial race.
MacArthur's diary - day 12
In her latest email to BBC Sport Online, Ellen MacArthur looks back on her dramatic win.
Day 11: Finish line in sight
The 3,000-mile Challenge Mondial race builds to a thrilling climax, Ellen MacArthur cutting the gap on the leader to 400 yards.
MacArthur's diary - day 10
In her latest email to BBC Sport Online, Ellen MacArthur is looking for a little luck and a little air.
Day 10: Fight for lead intensifies
Bayer holds a very narrow lead over Groupama in the Challenge Mondial.
Day 9: Fight for the lead
The Challenge Mondial has a new leader as long-time front-runner Groupama is relegated to third - but it is still anyone's race.
MacArthur's diary - day nine
In her latest email to BBC Sport Online, Ellen MacArthur talks about her crew's progress after taking the wrong course option.
Day 8: Leaders wait for wind
Groupama still leads the Challenge Mondial, but the race is perfectly poised.
MacArthur's diary
In her latest email to BBC Sport Online, Ellen MacArthur says that the wind is making the race a lottery.
Day 7: Groupama regains narrow lead
Groupama moves ahead of Ellen MacArthur's Foncia-Kingfisher in windy conditions in the Challenge Mondial.
MacArthur's diary
In her latest email to BBC Sport Online, Ellen MacArthur shares the joy of spotting a giant turtle on day six of the Challenge Mondial.
Day 6: Groupama's brilliant recovery
Franck Cammas, seemingly out of contention of the Challenge Mondial race 24 hours ago, snatches the lead from Ellen MacArthur.
Day 5: Leaders becalmed
Another boat pulls out of the Challenge Mondial while in the Azores, the wind dies to leave Ellen MacArthur at near standstill.
MacArthur's diary
In her latest email to BBC Sport Online, Ellen MacArthur looks back on a night of high winds, big waves and fast speeds.
Day 4: Strategic duel
Two boats - one of them Ellen MacArthur's Foncia - are stretching away from the field in the Challenge Mondial.
Day 3: Crew plucked to safety
Six crew members are winched to safety from the deck of a trimaran which was holed during the Challenge Mondial ocean race.
Day 2: Two boats pull out
Crew aboard one of two boats forced to turn back in the Challenge Mondial race use T-shirts to plug a hole in their hull.
Day 1: Ellen's flying start
Superb race tactics see Ellen MacArthur's boat Foncia-Kingfisher take an early lead in the 3,000-mile Challenge Mondial.
Fujifilm forced out of Mondial
Loïck Peyron, one of the favourites to win the Challenge Mondial race, pulls out after suffering boat damage.
Ellen ready for the off
Ellen MacArthur shares her fears about the Atlantic Ocean as she prepares for the Challenge Mondial.
BT Challenge hit by delays
BT Global Challenge teams have their scheduled arrival at La Rochelle delayed by up to one week, because of light winds.
BBC snaps up MacArthur
BBC Sport Online signs an exclusive contract with Ellen MacArthur which will allow us to provide unrivalled coverage of her season.
Rowing great joins GBR Challenge
Britain's America's Cup team sign up Olympic rower Greg Searle to provide some much needed muscle for the 2003 campaign.
Into the snake pit
BBC News Online's Hilary Bowden files her first report from the final leg of the BT Global round-the-world yacht race.
Ellen's next big challenge
Ellen MacArthur is set to bring trimaran racing to a larger international audience, writes BBC Sailing Commentator Richard Simmonds.
The field: Foncia heads favourites
BBC Sport Online profiles Ellen MacArthur's boat Foncia and the seven other competitors in the 3,000-mile Challenge Mondial race.
Space-age speed machines
The modern-day trimaran is a space-age breed of boat that has taken high-speed ocean racing to new levels.
Grand Prix of the seas
The annual Orma trimaran championship is the highest profile sailing circuit in France, attracting huge crowds.
Ellen: Sailing's single-minded star
BBC Sport Online profiles Ellen MacArthur, who has single-handedly blown apart the myth that sailing is a rich man's sport.
Wise man of the sea
BBC Sport Online profiles Ellen MacArthur's new boss, respected French skipper Alain Gautier.
Our roller-coaster ride
Ellen MacArthur's right-hand man, Mark Turner, gives an exclusive personal account of their journey from obscurity to fame.
Harrison's cash plea
Peter Harrison, the man bankrolling Britain's America's Cup campaign, says he is prepared to pull the plug without extra financial support.
Bridging the class divide
Will Great Britain ever be able to put all its best seafaring talent on one boat, asks BBC Sailing Commentator Richard Simmonds?
Future rosy for British sailing?
British sailing is riding on the crest of a wave of Olympic success and Ellen adulation, but there are still concerns for the sport's future.
Ellen's French Connection
BBC Sport Online discovers why Ellen MacArthur is just as famous in France, where she's known as sailing's young hope, as in Britain.
Sailing's growing mass appeal
Sailing is no longer the elitist sport it once was, says British yachting pioneer Sir Chay Blyth.
The switch: Ellen's missing link
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to sail around the world non-stop on his own, says Ellen MacArthur is right to switch to trimarans.
The jargon guide
Know your coffee-grinder from your cleat with BBC Sport Online's basic guide to the most common nautical terms used in sailing.
The season: Ellen's year
Round-the-world hero Ellen MacArthur will spend most of the season learning to take orders again from new skipper, Alain Gautier.


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