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British sailor Samantha Davies is welcomed by Mafalda Freitas,... News PhotoAquatic Sport,Arrival,Atlantic Islands,British Culture,Circumnavigation,Funchal,Horizontal,Madeira,Portugal,President,Sailing,Sailor,SportPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPBritish sailor Samantha Davies (R) is welcomed by Mafalda Freitas, President of the Funchal Naval Club, after she arrived on November 17, 2012 in Funchal on the island of Madeira, Portugal. Davies, who was eliminated from the solo, round-the-world Vendee Globe after the dismasting of her yacht, limped into Madeira on November 17. The 38-year-old, the only woman in the world's most gruelling yacht race, saw her boat dismasted on Thursday evening in strong winds about 130 nautical miles northeast of Madeira, the Portuguese island in the Atlantic Ocean. AFP PHOTO / GREGORIO CUNHA (Photo credit should read GREGORIO CUNHA/AFP/Getty Images)