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Florence Arthaud
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Florence Arthaud in 2009
Personal information
Nickname(s) "La petite fiancée de l'Atlantique"
Nationality French
Born (1957-10-28)28 October 1957
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Died 9 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. 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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