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 57)
Bron, France
Political partyDemocratic Movement
European Union:
European Democratic Party

Catherine Chabaud is a French journalist and politician who was elected as a Member of the European Parliament in 2019.[3]

In 1997 Chabaud became the first woman to sail solo and non-stop around the world.[4] She is the only female to have skippered the winning entry on corrected time in the Fastnet Race, doing so in 1999.[5]

Since becoming a Member of the European Parliament, Chabaud has been serving on the Committee on Development.


  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.
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  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.