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  Saturday, 23 November, 2002, 06:22 GMT
Rhum win for MacArthur
Ellen MacArthur sets off from the French coast in her Kingfisher boat
The race begins on 9 November amid choppy waters off the coast of St Malo in France

Ellen MacArthur battles high waves as the conditions cause other boats to retire
The windy conditions force several retirements as Ellen MacArthur takes the lead five days into the event

MacArthur pauses during a frustrating lull in the conditions
MacArthur opens up an 86-mile lead but the wind drops leaving her stranded with less than 100 miles to go

Guadeloupe comes into view after 3968 miles of sailing at an average speed of 12.9 knots
After several thousand miles of sailing, the finish in Guadeloupe comes into view on the horizon

MacArthur is joined by a flotilla of boats as she approaches the finish
Ellen MacArthur sets a new race record of 13 days, 13 hours, 31 minutes, 47 seconds for the passage

Ellen MacArthur lights flares in celebration after winning the Route du Rhum
Ellen's victory marks her last competitive race on her yacht Kingfisher and the first British win in the event
Ellen MacArthur is sailing solo again, this time bound for Guadeloupe

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