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Nationality : France
Age : 46 years
Skipper principal de : LA MIE CÂLINE - ARTIPÔLE (FRA 14)

General ranking

Season Ranking points
Saison 2018-2021 9 066 pts
Saison 2017-2017 21 010 pts
2015-2016 Season 11 203 pts
2012-2013 season 7 145 pts
2011 - 2012 Season 8 133 pts
Yachtsmen always wish they were sailing offshore yet not a day goes by without them talking about the waters on which they had their first sailing experiences. For Arnaud Boissières, these waters are in Arcachon and its well-known bay. He is funny, nice and open which, along with his availability, is appealing and comes as a reminder that you can be a very serious skipper without taking yourself too seriously. The yachtsman, who is seen as an ideal buddy, was immediately welcome in the offshore racing world and nicknamed “Cali”, half-tenderly and half-amusedly.

But there is a lot more to Boissières than all that as he is also a stubborn and ambitious yachtsman. He learnt offshore sailing from some of the best skippers such as Yves Parlier or Catherine Chabaud who trusted him their own boats. He naturally likes to go for things and will never give up. After dismasting in the 1999 Mini Transat, he not only managed to save his boat after a stop in France but he also finished the race. Cali sailed with champions like Olivier de Kersauson in his round-the-world record attempt before making a name for himself in solo races. At the age of 36, he participated in his first Vendée Globe and finish seventh. Even though sailing specialists all agreed on how great his human qualities were, very few expected such a performance from a man who was virtually but soon became one of the favourites of the public, who appreciates his good humor and his availaibility. With a circumnavigation, six transatlantic races and thousands of nautical miles of training, Boissières has become one of the most experienced skippers in the world.

IMOCA races historic

nautical resume

2017 - Vendée Globe

2017 - Transat Jacques Vabre

2015 - Transat Jacques Vabre

2013 - Transat Jacques Vabre

2012 - Vendée Globe


2010 - Route du Rhum

7th in the Route du Rhum

2009 - Transat Jacques Vabre

7th in the Transat Jacques Vabre

2008 - The Artemis Transat

7th in The Artemis Transat

2008 - Vendée Globe

7th in the Vendée Globe 2008-2009

2005 - Route de l'Equateur

Winner of the Route de l'Equateur

2001 - Mini Transat

3rd in the Mini Transat

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