Antoine Cornic

Nationality: France

Class: IMOCA

Age: 43

Latest event: Route du Rhum as preparation for Vendée Globe 2024

"La mer, la houle, le vent : je les embrasse tous pour vous. Ma cigogne et moi." 

Get to know Antoine

What do you do to reduce your impact on the environment?

What I do to reduce my impact on the environmental is to reduce using all different kinds of plastic, when I’m going on the water always using one special bottle which I'm watching every day, trying to collect thrash from the see, definitely separate trash at home and as we taking care of the food that we eating every day buying in the bio shops and fruits and vegetables from local small shops.

How and when did you get into sailing/kiting?

In to sailing I started whit 8 years old when my father bought a sailing boat, we came in to the sailing club Mornar I saw the Optimist and next day I started.

What do you think was the highlight of your sailing/kiting career (so far) and what are you looking forward to this season? 

Definitely highlight of my sailing career is 2016 Rio olympic medal, we where working so hard for that specially after 2012 London where I finished in 4th place :((

For this season I'm looking to be in top of the ILCA 7 fleet, podiums on worlds and europeans.

What are you doing when you are not sailing?

When I'm not sailing in ILCA 7 I'm still sailing other boats, have a huge passion in Star class (were sad that is not Olympic class any more), recently I got a new Moth where I have to learn a lots of new stuff which is very exciting, so it is very hard to say when and what I’m doing when not sailing :)) but definitely is to spend time with family since I'm father of a two kids.

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?

Hm, Super power if I could choose, probably to be able to feel the wind much in advance to know what will happen before everyone.