Antoine CORNIC

IMOCA Globe Series18th
Points50 pts
Age42 (1/4/80)
Top performance10th of the Mini Transat
Joined Imoca on2021
TeamTEAM CORNIC SAILING
BaseLa Rochelle
PartnersEBAC LITERIE
CommitmentEBAC makes mattresses with plastic bottles collected at sea by the "seaqual" initiative

Profile

At 42 years old, anchored on the island of Ré where he runs a restaurant, Antoine Cornic was born with his feet in the water. Son of a regatta sailor, he started his first Mini-Transat in 2001 and finished tenth. He repeated the experience sixteen years later and finished eleventh across the Atlantic. Following this, he decided, with his partner Ebac, to buy the 60-foot Spirit of Canada with the goal of competing in the 2024 Vendée Globe.

Sailing Highlights

2022: Vendée Arctique - 16th
2022:
Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 20th
2021:
Transat Jacques Vabre - 19th
2017:
Mini Transat - 11th
2003: North Atlantic record attempt in Mini
2001: Mini Transat - 10th

 

Boat

Name EBAC LITERIE
Sail numberFRA 1461
ArchitectOwen Clarke
Construction2005, Chris Prior
Former namesSPIRIT Of CANADA, ALGIMOUSS Spirit Of Canada, O Canada
Length18m28
Beam5m50
Draught4m50
Weight8.8 tons
Mast height29 m
Mast typeClassic mast
FoilsNo
Sail area max.
Upwind290 m2
Downwind565 m2
© Jean-Louis Carli
© François Van Malleghem - Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race
© François Van Malleghem - Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race
© Jean-Louis Carli