News From ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2001 Ellen MacArthur
Latest From Ellen MacArthur
Since completing the Vendee Globe life has been busy for Ellen MacArthur. Her latest news is she has nearly finished writing a book, and that Kingfisher should be re-launched in Cowes, Great Britain next week.
Ellen is nearing completion of her book...in true solo fashion...but will be assisting at the Official Opening of the new B&Q store in Grimsby, Great Britain on April 20th, as well as a talk about her experiences at the Royal Geographical Society in London on April 16th. If you are in the UK you can catch some amazing sailing action, and much more besides, on BBC television on April 28th in a new documentary that tracks 'Ellen: Life on Land' since the Vendée Globe.
'Kingfisher' should be re-launched by the beginning of next week in Cowes, ready for trials and workup before sailing to France to compete in the Regata du Rubicon in May - where all the top Open 60s will reunite for the first big competition of the year (France-Spain-Italy). The highly competitive fleet of 12 boats will include great friend and rival Roland Jourdain (SILL) with whom Ellen will do battle in the solo transatlantic race, the Route du Rhum, in November. The Rhum is likely to be the decider in the FICO World Championship - a title currently held by Ellen.