Catherine Chabaud

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Catherine Chabaud
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Member of the European Parliament
for France
Assumed office
2 July 2019[1][2]
Personal details
Born (1962-11-29) 29 November 1962 (age 60)
Bron, France
Political partyDemocratic Movement
European Union:
European Democratic Party

Catherine Chabaud (born 29 November 1962) is a French navigator, journalist and politician of the Democratic Movement (MoDem) who was elected as a Member of the European Parliament in 2019.[3]

Career in sports[edit]

In 1997 Chabaud became the first woman to complete the Vendee Globe yacht race a solo round the World non-stop race finishing 6th in 3rd edition.[4] She is the only female to have skippered the winning entry on corrected time in the Fastnet Race, doing so in 1999.[5]

Political career[edit]

After Chabaud returned from her circumnavigation, she began working as a campaigner and adviser to the French government on oceans and marine protection.[6]

Since becoming a Member of the European Parliament, Chabaud has been serving on the Committee on Development. In this capacity, she authored a 2021 report on marine plastic.[7]

In addition to her committee assignments, Chabaud is part of the European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development,[8] the European Parliament Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas[9] and the MEPs Against Cancer group.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Key dates ahead". European Parliament. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Key dates ahead". BBC News. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  3. ^ CAZENAVE, Fabien (27 May 2019). "Parlement européen. Qui sont les 79 eurodéputés élus en France ?". Ouest-France.fr (in French). Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Solo yachtswoman and journalist Catherine Chabaud wins Woman of the Year award". Euronews. 14 May 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  5. ^ Boyd, James. "Women in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race". Sail-World. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  6. ^ Eline Schaart (March 25, 2021), How an around-the-world sailor became an MEP fighting ocean trash Politico Europe.
  7. ^ Eline Schaart (March 25, 2021), How an around-the-world sailor became an MEP fighting ocean trash Politico Europe.
  8. ^ Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development European Parliament.
  9. ^ Members 2019-2024 European Parliament Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas.
  10. ^ MAC MEPs in the 2019-24 legislature MEPs Against Cancer.