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Last Updated: Monday, 7 February, 2005, 10:23 GMT
MacArthur's feat in photos
A flotilla of well wishers turns out to send MacArthur on her way at the island of Ushant off the north coast of France
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A flotilla of well wishers turns out to send MacArthur on her way off the north coast of France on 28 November
Before long, the 28-year-old Briton is speeding away on her own with the small matter of  27,000 miles to sail
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Before long, the 28-year-old Briton is speeding away on her boat B&Q with the small matter of 27,000 miles to sail
Ellen has
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Ellen has "luxurious" living quarters, complete with bunk, chart table and one of the smallest kitchens in the world
MacArthur has an on-board satellite phone and state-of-the-art equipment to help her plot the best course
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MacArthur has an on-board satellite phone and state-of-the-art equipment to help her plot the best course
But there is no avoiding the cold weather of the feared Southern Ocean and Christmas is spent surviving in a huge storm
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But there is no avoiding the cold weather of the feared Southern Ocean and Christmas is spent in a huge storm
There is cause for celebration on 12 January when Ellen rounds Cape Horn - one of the most notorious milestones
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There is cause for celebration on 12 January when Ellen rounds Cape Horn - one of the most notorious milestones
But any thoughts of plain sailing back to Europe are dashed when MacArthur's mainsail needs attention - this requires a high and dangerous climb
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But any thoughts of plain sailing back to Europe are dashed when MacArthur's mainsail needs attention - this requires a high and dangerous climb
Concentration is etched on Ellen's face as she shimmies up the mast to patch up the damage
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Concentration is etched on Ellen's face as she shimmies up the mast to patch up the damage
And the brave Briton does not escape without injury - this massive leg bruise is just one of the battle scars of the record attempt
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But the brave Briton does not escape without a massive leg bruise - just one of the battle scars of the record attempt
Ellen MacArthur's boat B&Q and the Royal Navy's HMS Liverpool
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With 300 miles to go on Sunday and approaching the Bay of Biscay, MacArthur is visited by HMS Liverpool
Ellen MacArthur's boat B&Q as she nears the Bay of Biscay on Sunday
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MacArthur was still facing tough conditions as she headed towards the finish line off the coast of Ushant
MacArthur can relax as she knows the record if safe
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MacArthur is more relaxed as she prepares to complete the feat that secures her a place in sailing's pantheon
The on-shore team celebrate after MacArthur crosses the finish line
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Her on-shore team celebrate after Ellen MacArthur crosses the finish line to enter the record books



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