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Dame Ellen MacArthur to launch Isle of Wight sailing race

Thu 29 Apr 2010

Dame Ellen MacArthur to launch Isle of Wight sailing race

Dame Ellen MacArthur is to take part in the upcoming sailing race round the Isle of Wight.

She has been confirmed as the race starter for the upcoming JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, which takes place on June 19th 2010 and will also take part in the event.

People on Isle of Wight holidays who wish to check out the start of the race will have to set their alarms though, as the race is set to begin at 05:00 GMT, due to the tides.

Libby Greenhalgh, a top meteorologist, will provide competitors with vital information to help them to plan their race strategy.

She said: "We'll be talking through race strategy at all levels, with time breaks so smaller and slower boats get as much help as the faster record-breakers."

Dame Ellen is famously the fastest woman to have ever sailed around the world solo, having completed her feat back in 2005. ADNFCR-3083-ID-19750185-ADNFCR

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