Great Britain's Bryony Shaw stole the show in the Women's RS:X taking three consecutive race victories to hold a steady lead over her rivals at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
New Caledonia played host for the final event of the 2014 PWA World Tour as the Airwaves Noumea Dream Cup PWA took place - seeing the curtain brought down on another brilliant year in spectacular style as Noumea provided four thrilling days of slalom - out of a possible six.
In recognition of Ellen's continued success in offshore racing and specifically victory in Class 1 of the Europe 1 New Man STAR (Single Handed Trans-Atlantic Race Plymouth to Newport) in June 2000. Ellen is just 24 years old, and only started racing at aged 19, where she ventured onto an Open 60. She will compete in this year's Vendee Globe round-the-World race, which starts on 5 November, on board her 60-footer Kingfisher.