World famous yachtswoman to retire

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Record-setting round-the-world yachtswoman Dame Ellen MacArthur announced her retirement from competitive sailing so she can focus on environmental campaigning.

The woman who, in 2006, broke the record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe, said she gained a new understanding of the issue during two months spent camping on the remote island of South Georgia in the southern Atlantic.

Her new priority is sustainable living and she said it was living on a boat that made her realize how many resources are wasted.

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