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by Ellen MacArthur

  • ISBN: 0071435441
  • Category: Sports books
  • Author: Ellen MacArthur
  • Subcategory: Water Sports
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1 edition (April 12, 2004)
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • FB2 size: 1631 kb
  • EPUB size: 1157 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 170
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On February 11, 2001, Ellen MacArthur completed the Vendee Globe singlehanded nonstop sailboat race around the planet, perhaps the most grueling challenge in the world of sports, and docked amid the 250,000 well-wishers who had braved a winter night to welcome her back t. .

On February 11, 2001, Ellen MacArthur completed the Vendee Globe singlehanded nonstop sailboat race around the planet, perhaps the most grueling challenge in the world of sports, and docked amid the 250,000 well-wishers who had braved a winter night to welcome her back to France

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The Vendee Globe around-the-world sailboat race is sailing's ultimate challenge and the pinnacle of extreme .

The Vendee Globe around-the-world sailboat race is sailing's ultimate challenge and the pinnacle of extreme sports-a single handed, nonstop race including 13,000 miles through the planet's most dangerous waters: the Southern Ocean that encircles Antarctica. At 5 feet 2 inches tall and age 24, Ellen MacArthur was the smallest and youngest competitor in the 2000-01 Vendee Globe and one of just a handful of women ever to have attempted it. In an event dominated by older men of the elite French long-distance racing fraternity, she was a long shot even to finish.

I grew up sailing on the bay and the gulf

She breathes and lives sailing. This book is a first rate publication with colored photographs and a tale of a girl who grew up to sail the dangerous oceans in a man's world and break records. I grew up sailing on the bay and the gulf. Watch sailing clips on You Tube about her. the book is a good one how she got started sailing and progressed through to professional.

What do you learn when you sail around the world on your own? When solo sailor Ellen MacArthur circled the globe – carrying everything she needed with her – she came back with new insight into the way the world works, as a place of interlocking cycle.

What do you learn when you sail around the world on your own? When solo sailor Ellen MacArthur circled the globe – carrying everything she needed with her – she came back with new insight into the way the world works, as a place of interlocking cycles and finite resources, where the decisions we make today affect what's left for tomorrow. She proposes a bold new way to see the world's economic systems: not as linear, but as circular, where everything comes around.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Taking on the World : A Sailor's Extraordinary Solo . Preface Maps Taking On the World Appendix Vendee Globe 2000 - 2001 Final Positions Ellen at Sea Offshore Challenges Nautical Terms Acknowledgments.

Preface Maps Taking On the World Appendix Vendee Globe 2000 - 2001 Final Positions Ellen at Sea Offshore Challenges Nautical Terms Acknowledgments.

Taking on the World : A Sailor's Extraordinary Solo Race Around the Globe. This book provides great insight into this determined and passionate woman and the birth and growth of her life of sailing. It's not a "great" book, but it's a great read. She's an inspiration for thousands of sailors like me and millions of people who dare only to dream of the adventures and adversity she's faced. I loved this book! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 11 years ago. The author starts by recounting her life story, and how she came to love sailing and the nature of the sea.

A Sailor's Extraordinary Solo Race Around the Globe. When Ellen finished the Vendee Globe, yachting's toughest race aged just 24 the nation took her to it's heart. Published April 12, 2004 by International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press. The depth of the affection for Ellen is extraordinary - she makes people feel like they can do anything!This is her story, written intrue Ellen style, in her own words, without the help of a ghost writer. Passionate, dramatic and and deeply affecting, her story will move and inspire all who read it. ID Numbers.

Dame Ellen Patricia MacArthur DBE (born 8 July 1976) is a retired English sailor, from Whatstandwell near Matlock in Derbyshire, now based in Cowes, Isle of Wight. MacArthur is a successful solo long-distance yachtswoman. On 7 February 2005 she broke the world record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe, a feat which gained her international renown. Francis Joyon, the Frenchman who had held the record before MacArthur, was able to recover the record again in early 2008.

"An exuberant, headlong, exhausting ride . . . more than a book about sailboat racing; it's also about a dream ferociously pursued and the price paid for realizing it . . . impossible to put down."

--Derek Lundy, author, Godforsaken Sea

"A story of mythic shape--of a young girl who receives a call to adventure and sets out on a compulsive journey, and finds mentors, tests, dark caves, despair, a supreme ordeal, and triumph."

--Peter Nichols, author, A Voyage for Madmen

"A passionate account that is far more than just another book about racing."

--The (London) Times


Reviews about Taking on the World : A Sailor's Extraordinary Solo Race Around the Globe (7):
Mullador
The author starts by recounting her life story, and how she came to love sailing and the nature of the sea. She beautifully narrates how she chose her sailing boats, of races she's done, and of the wild life at sea. I very much enjoyed her encounters with whales and dolphins. I was also mesmerized by her journeys alone in the middle of the ocean, and her relentless ferocity in pursuing her dreams.

The book ends with the Vendee-Globe, a nonstop, 26,000-mile race that she completed alone in 94 days in 2001. She was only 24-year-old and came in second place. This was her first attempt. Quite an astonishing feat!
This book was a very inspirational reading; a witness to what can be achieved when one follows his or her dreams. I now want to buy a sailing boat and go sailing around the world! And fly around the world too!
Delirium
Ellen MacArthur was still an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) before being awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, a very high honor indeed for somebody only in her thirties. She breathes and lives sailing. This book is a first rate publication with colored photographs and a tale of a girl who grew up to sail the dangerous oceans in a man's world and break records.
Jwalextell
Read about her in the yachting world magazine. I grew up sailing on the bay and the gulf. Watch sailing clips on You Tube about her. the book is a good one how she got started sailing and progressed through to professional.
Zan
Very interesting story about the author's background and ultimate success at a world class solo event. I couldn't put it down. That to me, is always the test of a good book.
snowball
A reasonably written account of a self absorbed obsesive person. Still, admirable and a reasonable read.
Whitesmasher
This is a riveting read for any sailor or athlete. Ellen MacArthur is a driven and inspiring character, and top-notch role model.
Prorahun
Was a gift for my brother, he loved it. He's a sailor also so he could relate to her story.
This was an eagerly awaited book for fans of Ellen Macarthur. She is a paradigm for what a person can achieve who follows her dream. Her tenacious determination and courage are an inspiration to anyone of any sex. That she achieved what she has achieved as a young woman 5'3" tall and "only nine stone" is extraordinary. This 350 page autobiographical book lays out her childhood and sailing career culminating in her second place finish in the 2001 Vendee Globe singlehanded yachting race. Unfortunately, the book was obviously rushed to publication and Rowland White , her editor has done a terrible job with her manuscript. Ironically some of the best and most thrilling writing in the book are the unedited emails sent by Ellen from her various races . The book is replete with excessive use of strident histrionic superlatives and by the end of the book the reader is exhausted from beaten over the head with the likes of "Incredible!" and "Fantastic!".The book is laden with unnecessary and pointless details that just bore the reader and clog the narrative. Ellen Macarthur stated early in the book that she has always wanted to write and by the end of the book the reader is convinced that this is a woman who could do anything she put her mind to achieve. Her flashes of brilliant narration demonstrate real talent but this jejeune book does not do justice to her as yet unrealized potential. The book is well illustrated and the last quarter of the book dealing with the Vendee Globe race is hard to put down. I along with other reviewers would have preferred a more thoughtful book evincing insight into the life of this doughty Derbyshire lass.

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