Launch of Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation

Ellen Mac Arthur

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation was launched last Thursday (09/02/2010) in London. The famous skipper recalled to the attendees the main steps of her career, how she decided that the see was going to be her job, then the first races that she won, the first sponsor who believed in her and finally the world record for a single handed circumnavigation in 2005. 

 

Later, she spent a few days on an island that hosts the memories of a former whale’s oil industry city that has been abandoned. Then she understood how things work: we go somewhere for the resources, we take them, and then we leave... So she decided to learn more about economy, industry, waste and ecology. What she found out convinced her to create a foundation in order to “inspire people to re-think, re-design and build a sustainable future”. She’s working on this project for four years, and she announced lately that she gives up sailing, in order to devote herself fully to this cause. What a message! Ellen MacArthur giving up sailing? There must be something!
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation was launched last Thursday (09/02/2010) in London. The famous skipper recalled to the attendees the main steps of her career, how she decided that the see was going to be her job, then the first races that she won, the first sponsor who believed in her and finally the world record for a single handed circumnavigation in 2005. 
Later, she spent a few days on an island that hosts the memories of a former whale’s oil industry city that has been abandoned. Then she understood how things work: we go somewhere for the resources, we take them, and then we leave... So she decided to learn more about economy, industry, waste and ecology. What she found out convinced her to create a foundation in order to “inspire people to re-think, re-design and build a sustainable future”. She’s working on this project for four years, and she announced lately that she gives up sailing, in order to devote herself fully to this cause. What a message! Ellen MacArthur giving up sailing? There must be something

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation was launched last Thursday (09/02/2010) in London. The famous skipper reminded  attendees of the main steps of her career, how she decided that sailing was going to be her profession, then the first races that she won, the first sponsor who believed in her and finally her world record for single-handed circumnavigation in 2005. 

 

Later, she spent a few days on an island that is home to the abandoned remains of a town that dates back to the heyday of the whale oil industry. She then understood how things work: we go somewhere for the resources, we take them, and then we leave... So she decided to learn more about economy, industry, waste and ecology. What she found out convinced her to create a foundation in order to “inspire people to re-think, re-design and build a sustainable future”. She has been working on this project for four years and she recently announced  that she is giving up sailing to devote herself fully to this cause. What a message! Ellen MacArthur giving up sailing? There must be a good reason!