Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Solo sailor Florence Arthaud killed in tragic helicopter accident

Florence Arthaud has been killed in a helicopter accident during the filming of a TV show.  Perhaps most famous for her solo victory in the 1990 Route du Rhum on the ORMA60 trimaran "Pierre 1er" she continued her career in sailing well after that point also taking a Transpac win along with Bruno Peyron on the 86' catamaran "Explorer".  A true inspiration to solo sailors worldwide we extend our sincere condolences to her family and friends.  Fair winds and following seas Florence.

Florence Arthaud arriving in Guadaloupe onboard Pierre 1er
photo (c) Thierry Martinez Sea&Co

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