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Ellen MacArthur - record-breaking yachtswoman

Record-breaking round-the-world yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur talks about her life in order to inspire others to recognise their own passions and talents. In this clip, she explains how she went from a child longing for the sea, to becoming one of the world’s most accomplished sailors.

As a four-year-old in Derbyshire, living far from water, Ellen dreamt of the sea and owning her own boat. She saved all of her dinner and birthday money for years to buy her first, second and third boat, but still never imagined she could live out her fantasy as world-leader in sailing. Then, bed-ridden with glandular fever and watching a boat race at 3am, teenage inspiration struck. She would sail around the world. Ellen has achieved more than most people could imagine already, yet her message to others remains "the most incredible thing is yet to come."

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