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Message of congratulations to solo yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur

Published 7 February 2005

To Miss Ellen MacArthur,

I am delighted to learn that you have completed your round-the-world journey in record time.

Since you set sail last November your progress has been followed by many people in Britain and throughout the world, who have been impressed by your courage, skill and stamina.

I send you my warmest congratulations on your remarkable and historic achievement.