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Ellen McArthur
Dame Ellen Patricia MacArthur, DBE (born July 8, 1976) is an English sailor from Whatstandwell near Matlock in Derbyshire, now based in Cowes, Isle of Wight. She is best known as a solo long-distance yachtswoman who, on February 7, 2005, broke the world record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe.

Sir Francis Chichester
Sir Francis Chichester, aviator and sailor, (born September 17, 1901, Barnstaple, Devon, England died August 26, 1972, Plymouth, Devon) was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for becoming the second and fastest person to sail solo around the world in nine months and one day.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston (born 17 March 1939) was the first man to perform a single-handed (i.e. solo) non-stop circumnavigation and was the second winner of the Jules Verne Trophy (together with Sir Peter Blake). He was knighted in 1995.

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