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16 June 2001, 11:23 am
Ellen receives honour from HM The Queen
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Ellen MacArthur Honoured

Today, Ellen MacArthur was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) in HM The Queen's Birthday Honours List in recognition of her achievement in the Vendee Globe.
Whilst Ellen is currently sailing at the Open 60 Grand Prix in Quiberon, France, back in Great Britain it was today announced that she has received an Order of the British Honour from HM The Queen in recognition of her recording breaking achievement and success in the Vendee Globe.

Speaking from Quiberon, Ellen said:

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