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Arno Biston

98 pt

DATE OF BIRTH: 6 June 1996

Born in Montpellier, from a Grenoble family, I quickly developed a passion for outdoor sports. I discovered windsurfing at a young age, but soon I was drawn to catamarans, especially in racing.

After 6 years of practice and regattas, winning several regional titles in a row and obtaining a teaching certificate, I transitioned to keelboats: 4 consecutive years of regattas whenever my materials physics studies allowed it, competing in IRC circuits in crewed and double-handed races in the Mediterranean on various boats (Farr40, A40, A35, IMX38, J80, etc.). This allowed me to experience roles as a skipper and crew leader.

With a degree in mechanical engineering and design, I settled in Lorient as an offshore race preparer. In 2020, I embarked on a Mini 6.50 project and achieved a remarkable 6th place on the second leg of the Mini Transat, sailing an older-generation boat!

Today, I am the boat Captain on Axel Tréhin's Class40 Project Rescue Ocean. I am also a skipper, participating in offshore races solo and in teams: Mini Transat 2021, Caribbean Rorc 600, Défi Atlantique, and various races on the Mini 6.50 circuit. These experiences have refined my tactics, strategy, and meteorology skills, but most importantly, they have been incredible human adventures!

Since June, I have been the skipper of Figaro Beneteau 3 #57.


Photo credits: Gilles Dedeurwaerder - Solo Guy Cotten 2024

  • 2024Le Havre - Allmer Cup 2024: 20th

    Trophée Banque Populaire Grand Ouest: 14th (double handed with Federico Waksman)

    Solo Maître Coq 2024: 8th

    Solo Guy Cotten 2024: 7th
  • 2023Solo Guy Cotten: 22nd

    Tour Voile : 7th (crewed: team TIZH MOR) - Skipper Arno Biston
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