Isabelle Autissier Sailor

Isabelle autissier

Isabelle Autissier (born 18 October 1956, Paris) is a French sailor, navigator, writer, and broadcaster. She is celebrated for being the first woman to have completed a solo world navigation in competition (BOC Challenge 1991). While competing in the 1994-95 BOC Challenge Autissier's boat Ecureuil Poitou Charentes II was dismasted and severely damaged approximately 900 nautical miles (1,700 km) south of Adelaide, Australia. Autissier was rescued on 1 January 1995 by a Seahawk helicopter launched from the Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Darwin. In the 1998-99 Around Alone race Autissier was rescued by fellow competitor Giovanni Soldini when her boat PRB capsized approximately 1,900 miles (3,100 km) west of Cape Horn. http://www.finerminds.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 18th, 1956


1. École nationale supérieure agronomique de Rennes Colleges/University

- 1978 / Agronomy

The École Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Rennes (ENSAR) is a French grande école created in 1830. It trains students mostly in the agronomy and life sciences fields.

65 rue de St Brieuc, Rennes
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Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended École nationale supérieure agronomique de Rennes connected by profession and/or age

b. 1969., Politician

Written work

1.Kerguelen, le voyageur au pays de l'ombre

Biographical novel
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2006. by Éditions Grasset (305 pages)
2007. by A vue d'Oeil
Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen-Trémarec

2.Seule la mer s'en souviendra

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2009. by Éditions Grasset (279 pages)
2011. by Éditions Grasset


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