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‘Mobi’, as she was af­fec­tion­ately known, was the 75ft tri­maran de­signed by Nigel Irens specif­i­cally for Ellen Macarthur’s solo round the world record at­tempt in

2004. was highly op­ti­mised, be­ing longer, nar­rower, and with more free­board than the ORMA 60s, re­duc­ing the risk of a pitch­pole. She was also, uniquely, cus­tom built for a pe­tite fe­male skip­per, with a full-scale mock up of the cock­pit cre­ated at Off­shore Chal­lenges of­fice. The tri­maran took over a day off Fran­cis Joyon’s record.

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