Ellen Macarthur arrival Falmouth Cornwall UK
Ellen Macarthur arrival Falmouth Cornwall UK: On the 8th of February 2005 Round-the-world sailor Ellen MacArthur arrived back in Falmouth Cornwall after her 71-day record-breaking voyage. Accompanied by a huge flotilla of boats, she guided her boat B&Q back to Falmouth in Cornwall to be met by thousands of supporters.
It was the fastest single-handed time around the world, beating Frenchman Francis Joyon by more than a day.
“It is just unbelievable and quite amazing to see so many people here,” she said.
Falmouth School pupils had even been given a day off to support her.