Imoca La mie Câline
Arnaud Boissières

Arnaud Boissières

LA MIE CÂLINE
5th participation

Profile

Born in Bordeaux, Arnaud Boissières, nicknamed Cali, developed his passion for sailing in the Arcachon basin, before being adopted by Les Sables d'Olonne, which has become his home port. He is the only skipper to have completed four consecutive Vendée Globe races. This lover of the world's seas, of adventure and of the adrenalin that ocean racing gives him is an emblematic character in French sailing. Aboard his new IMOCA La Mie Câline since 2022, he is happily and ambitiously looking ahead to the 2024 Vendée Globe, for a fifth consecutive round the world race.

Achievements

2023

  • Retour à la Base

    16th
  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    23th
  • Rolex Fastnet Race

    13th
  • Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race

    7th

2022

  • Route du Rhum

    17th
  • Vendée Arctique - Les Sables d'Olonne

    Abandon
  • Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race

    12th

2021

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    16th
  • Défi Azimut

    11th

2020

  • Vendée Globe

    15th (94d 18h 36m 06s)
  • Vendée Arctique - Les Sables d'Olonne

    14th

2019

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    18th
  • Défi Azimut

    17th
  • Rolex Fastnet Race

    14th
  • Bermudes 1000 Race

    9th

2018

  • Route du Rhum

    9th

2017

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    11th

2016

  • Vendée Globe

    10th

2015

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    Abandon

2013

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    6th

2012

  • Vendée Globe

    8th

2010

  • Route du Rhum

    7th

2009

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    7th

2008

  • Vendée Globe

    7th
  • The Artemis Transat

    7th

2005

  • Route de l'Equateur

    Winner

2001

  • Mini Transat - 3rd (Mini 6.50)

    3rd
Imoca La mie Câline

LA MIE CÂLINE

  • Former names : Foncia 2, Banque Populaire, Maître CoQ, Initiatives-Cœur
  • Architect : VPLP – Verdier
  • Construction : 2010, CDK Technologies, Port La Forêt
  • Launch date : 18 Septembre 2010
  • Lenght : 18,28 m
  • Beam : 5,7 m
  • Draught : 4,5 m
  • Weight : 8,5 tonnes
  • Mast height : 27 m
  • Upwind sail area : 270 m2
  • Downwind sail area : 520 m2

La Mie Câline is a Vendée-based brand of breads, pastries, sandwiches and salads. Created in 1985, the network of franchise shops now has more than 2,200 franchisees and employees in 242 shops. The company defends the values of respect, professional competence and solidarity. The brand, a major partner of Arnaud Boissières' team since 2015, relies on Arnaud to illustrate its signature ”Happiness is here” on a daily basis, which materializes the project, the affinities and the common objectives. 

Commitment

Institut Bergonié

Arnaud is committed to the Institut Bergonié, the cancer centre of New Aquitaine, where he himself was treated for leukaemia when he was younger. He is also an ambassador for the association "À Chacun son Everest", which helps children with cancer to get new lease of life after the disease.