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Taking on the World free pdf In February 2001 24-year-old Ellen MacArthur completed the Vendee Globe, the world's toughest race. As the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe singlehanded and as the fastest woman to ever have done so, her achievement was remarkable. But how had a young woman from landlocked Derbyshire come to find a new home among the waves? In "Taking on the World" Ellen tells her story, from saving pennies to buy her first boat through sailing round Britain as a teenager, to sailing the Vendee Globe itself. Enthralling and inspiring in equal measure, it shows how courage, passion and determination can overcome all obstacles - and how one young woman made her dreams come true.

About Ellen MacArthur

Ellen was described in the Observer as 'The first true heroine of the 21st Century'. She's been named Sailor of the Year twice, was crowned World Champion, was named Sunday Times Person of the year 2001 and was runner up in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Ellen is from Whatstandwell in Derbyshire and lives in Cowes.

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Author : Ellen MacArthur
Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
Data Published : 26 June 2003
ISBN : 0141006978
EAN : 9780141006970
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 416 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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