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Antoine Cornic

Antoine
Cornic

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  • La Rochelle
  • 42 years old

In 2001, then aged 21, Antoine Cornic took on his first major solo adventure, the Mini Transat on a  prototype. He finished in tenth place. He left sailing on ice for a period whilst he set up his first restaurant on the Ile de Ré. He met his wife there and they have a family. But ocean racing had bitten hard and he came back in 2016 after he sold his first restaurant. Sixteen years after his first time Cornic finished 11th in the Mini Transat 2017. And so logically his next objective became the Vendee Globe. One of his secondary partners in Mini 6.50, Ebac have come with him on his crazy adventure. Canadian skipper Derek Hatfield's ex-Spirit of Canada (Owen-Clarke design from 2007) is acquired and it takes a lot of work to get it into decent racing shape. In November 2021 he set sail on the Transat Jacques Vabre alongside his lifelong friend skipper Jean-Charles Luro, the first qualifying race for Cornic. They finished 20th.

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  • Sail number: FRA 1461
  • Former names: SPIRIT Of CANADA, ALGIMOUSS Spirit Of Canada, O Canada
  • Architect: Owen Clarke
  • Construction: Chris Prior
  • Launch Date: 2005
  • Length: 18,28 m
  • Beam: 5,50 m
  • Draught: 4,50 m
  • Weight: 8,8 tonnes
  • Mast height: 29 m
  • Upwind sail area: 290 m2
  • Downwind sail area: 565 m2
  • Foils: Oui

His prizelist

  • 2022 : Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 20th
  • 2021 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 20th
  • 2017 : Mini Transat - 11th
  • 2001 : Mini Transat - 10th