Ellen MacArthur is to speak publicly about her life since her world-breaking circumnavigation

For one night only, Dame Ellen MacArthur will be giving a talk at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall on Monday 31 August.

The talk is part of the Round Britain tour raising funds for the Ellen MacArthur Trust and this will be the first time Ellen has spoken publicly about her life since her world record-breaking circumnavigation, which ended just outside the Maritime Museum in 2005.

Ellen will be recounting stories about her varied experiences at sea, as well as talking about her work with the Ellen MacArthur Trust and her plans for the future.

“I’m really excited about coming back to Falmouth, which holds so many great memories for me,” explained Ellen. “I received an unbelievable welcome there when I completed my round-the-world voyage in 2005 and this will be my first return visit since that incredible day. The National Maritime Museum Cornwall gave us a lot of support then, and we’re really grateful that they are doing the same again, this time in aid of our The Ellen MacArthur Trust and our Round Britain voyage. I can’t wait to be back.”

Tickets for the event are priced at £12 for adults and £8 for children with the added option of a buffet at £20 for adults and £16 for children. Please call the ticket office on 01326 214546 (between 10am and 5pm) to buy your tickets.

All the money raised from these talks will benefit the Ellen MacArthur Trust. For more information about The Ellen MacArthur Trust’s Round Britain Voyage, visit www.roundbritain.org .