Other classes are names after Mahatma Gandhi, Emily Pankhurst and yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur.
The ship wallowed through waves up to 30 feet high in the treacherous Drake's Passage, part of the Southern Ocean where yachtswoman Ellen McArthur and her crew came to grief a few days later on her yacht Kingfisher 2.
The Royal Navy's top admiral has sent a personal message of congratulations to record-breaking yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur.
The Carwyn James Junior Award - now in its 20th year - went to 14-year-old yachtswoman Hannah Mills from Dinas Powys and golfer Rhys Davies, 19, from Bridgend.
Scottish Olympic hopes may be few and far between - in the absence of Doug Walker, the best bet for a medal will probably be yachtswoman Shirley Robertson.
But the winds never gave up on the 5ft 3in yachtswoman and she was able to sail to victory in the race which set off from St Mâlo in France on November 9.
It's a question that few could answer - Isle of Wight solo yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur might understand, or Mike Noel-Smith and Rob Abernethy, who tried and failed to row the Indian Ocean last week.
In recent years, lone French yachtswoman Isabelle Autissier and British round-the-world yachtsman Tony Bullimore were both rescued in well-organised and costly operations involving dozens of aircraft and several naval ships.
British solo yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur yesterday claimed a record-breaking victory in the Route du Rhum, one of the world's most prestigious transatlantic races.
Youngest sailor British yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur, 23, is on course to become the youngest ever competitor to sail single-handed round the world in the 26,000 Vendee Globe challenge.