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Isabelle Autissier

Sailor from France

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.com/personal-growth/profound-lessons-from-the-sea/  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1956-10-18
Place of birth
Paris
Nationality
France
Profession
Agronomist, Author, Sailor

Education

Institution From To
École Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Rennes 1978

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