Antoine Cornic (Ebac Literie)
His life: He is the son of the French 470 sailor Michel. But Antoine has a taste for the open sea. His life choices have seen him to alternate between his lives as a sailor, on the one hand, and as a restaurateur on the other. Last February, he sold his final restaurant to go back to sea at the age of 42.
His Arctic Vendée: “Nobody knows where we are going, even those who did the first one. Are we going to go round Iceland. I hope so. What are we going to discover? I do not know. It's a bit like the going back to pioneering adventure days and that fits my boat. I have no hope to win. I want to finish and tell my stories. This race is great for me”.
More info: A mattress bears his name. A nod to his challenge from partner, Ebac Literie (Beds) who are the French leader in the manufacture of mattresses. They gave the name Antoine to a 100% recycled and recyclable mattress, which won the innovation prize at the last Furniture Fair. For 2 years, Ebac has been working with recycled plastic, especially from the sea.