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 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. [1 ] [2 ] [3 ]
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. [4 ]
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Rendez-vous avec la mer ( The first years), avec Antoine Le Seguillon (Solar, 1996)
Une solitaire autour du monde ( Alone Around the World), avec Eric Cocquerel (Arthaud, 1997)
Kerguelen, le voyageur au pays de l'ombre ( ), (Grasset, 2006) Kerguelen, the Traveller in the Land of Shadow
Salut au Grand Sud ( Goodbye to the Great South), avec Erik Orsenna, (Stock, 2006)
Versant océan : l'île du bout du monde ( Sloping Ocean: the Island at the Bottom of the World) avec Lionel Daudet, (Grasset, 2008)
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This article incorporates information from the revision as of February 2008 of the equivalent article on the . French Wikipedia