Florence Arthaud

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Florence Arthaud
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Florence Arthaud in 2009
Personal information
Nickname(s)"La petite fiancée de l'Atlantique"
NationalityFrench
Born(1957-10-28)28 October 1957
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Died9 March 2015(2015-03-09) (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.[1] In 1990 Arthaud established a new world record for the fastest solo crossing of the North Atlantic, beating the previous record by two days.[2]

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.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Florence Arthaud rend visite aux élèves ingénieurs de l'institut Fénelon à Grasse". nicematin.com. December 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  2. "French sports stars among 10 killed in helicopter crash while filming reality show". RTÉ News. 10 March 2015. Archived from the original on 10 March 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  3. "French Olympians filming reality TV survival show killed in helicopter crash in Argentina". telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 10 March 2015.