Isabelle Autissier

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Isabelle Autissier in 2008.

Isabelle Autissier (born 18 October 1956) 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 1990-91).

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.[1][2][3]

In the 1998–99 Around Alone race Autissier was rescued by fellow competitor Giovanni Soldini (it/fr) when her boat PRB capsized approximately 1,900 miles (3,100 km) west of Cape Horn.[4]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Rendez-vous avec la mer (The first years), avec Antoine Le Séguillon (fr) (Solar, 1996)
  • Une solitaire autour du monde (Alone Around the World), avec Éric Cocquerel (Arthaud, 1997)
  • Kerguelen, le voyageur au pays de l'ombre (Kerguelen, the Traveller in the Land of Shadow), (Grasset, 2006)
  • Salut au Grand Sud (Goodbye to the Great South), avec Érik Orsenna, (Stock, 2006)
  • Versant océan : l'île du bout du monde (Sloping Ocean: the Island at the Bottom of the World) avec Lionel Daudet (fr), (Grasset, 2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RAN Activities in the Southern Ocean". Semaphore (Royal Australian Navy) (18). October 2006. Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Hancock, Brian (6 January 2003). "Around Alone fleet north east from Tasmania to the top of NZ", Sail World. Retrieved 19 June 2010.
  3. ^ Pendlebury, Jarrod "Backbone of the Air Force: Hercules proves a sure thing for No.36 Squadron", Air Force. Retrieved 19 June 2010.
  4. ^ Howe, Robert F. (1 March 1999) "The Deep End of the Sea", Time. Retrieved 19 June 2010.
This article incorporates information from the revision as of February 2008 of the equivalent article on the French Wikipedia.