Renault UK as a Performance Partner of Ellen MacArthur and her Offshore Challenges team is delighted to add its warmest congratulations to Ellen on setting a new solo, non-stop round the world record of 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes and 33 seconds.
Renault UK Managing Director Philippe Talou-Derible commented, "Ellen’s achievement shows a remarkable level of determination and skill and everyone at Renault UK is proud to be on board in a small way through our Performance Partnership. Ellen is the first to acknowledge that what she achieves out on the sea would not be possible without her team back on land and the logistics involved in her endeavours are enormous. Renault supplies an Espace for her personal transport whilst on land and our Trafic and Master vans provide the means to transport all her equipment to the starting points."
He concluded, "The irony that a French company has helped Ellen beat the record of Frenchman Francis Joyon is not lost on me but I’m sure he won’t mind too much! As Ellen says "à donf" or "go for it" - She certainly did."Published 8 February 2005