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Antoine Cousot (46)

France

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Name Antoine Cousot

Born May 9th 1971

Nationality French

Country of entry France

Antoine Cousot is a professional sailor based in Noirmoutier, France, with his wife and three children. He has sailed the equivalent of three times around the world, delivering boats and skippering large luxury yachts. With over 15 oceans crossing under his belt, Antoine has extensive experience and skills on boat handling and passage making. In 2015, Antoine sold his 45’ steel ketch to participate to the 2018 Golden Globe Race, and has recently purchased the first Alan Hill designed Biscay 36 class ketch, named Viscaya, built in 1975 by Robert Ives at Falmouth Boat Construction.

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Antoine Cousot's Biscay 36 ketch Viscaya is being refitted over the winter 2016/17 at Falmouth Boat Construction in Falmouth alongside Nabil Amra's Palestinian entry Ellie May, where they were both built. Viscaya will be re-launched in April 2017, and after sea trials, which will include the mandatory test sail under jury rig, Antoine plans to sail solo across the Atlantic to Antigua, West indies. He will then head north, sailing to Fort Lauderdale, New York and Newport, Rhode Island before returning back to Europe.

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