Florence Arthaud in 2009
|Nickname(s)||"La petite fiancée de l'Atlantique"|
|Born||28 October 1957|
|Died||9 March 2015 (aged 57)|
Villa Castelli, La Rioja Province, Argentina
Florence Arthaud (28 October 1957 – 9 March 2015) was a French sailor. She was from Boulogne-Billancourt. In 1990 Arthaud established a new world record for the fastest solo crossing of the North Atlantic, beating the previous record by two days.
In 2015, Arthaud took part in Dropped, a reality television show on TF1 in which sportspeople were transported by helicopters into the wilderness. During filming on 9 March 2015, she died in the Villa Castelli helicopter crash in Argentina along with nine other people, two of whom were fellow contestants.
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