Race Against Time
by Ellen MacArthur
On the night of 7th February 2005, Ellen MacArthur became the fastest person ever to sail solo round the world. The record had been previously held by a Frenchman who had slashed over twenty days off the previous time - a feat that many experts claimed would be almost possible to emulate, let alone beat. But in a superhuman effort that saw her dig deeper into her reserves of courage and strength than ever before, Ellen triumphed and some claimed she was now the finest sailor Britain had ever produced.
Drawing on personal logs, emails, audio and video diaries, Race Against Time is Ellen's own fully illustrated story, capturing the drama, excitement, danger, joy and tears of a truly extraordinary achievement.