Monsieur Cousot explains pictorially his reasons for entering the race.
A professional sailor based in Noirmoutier, France.
Where he lives with his wife and three children.
Aged only 20 he crossed his first ocean on a sailboat.
Desiring to see for himself
What lay on the other side of the horizon.
For more than 15 years, he travelled the world
Leading a nomadic life full of experiences.
Sailing the equivalent of three times around the world.
Delivering boats & skippering large luxury yachts.
From those luxury super yachts to old gaffer rigs,
To the "batobus" in the heart of Paris
And even a submarine during his military service.
He certainly has acqired a wealth of knowledge.
Then aged 35 he found his way back to his studies
Taking distance learning courses at The Open University in England and then at Harvard, USA.
After achieving a Master of Earth Sciences
Antoine moved to Scandinavia
Working for the Danish giant Maersk.for 8 years.
In 2015 after hearing of the Golden Globe race
He ended an international career
In order to realize his dream...
Going around the world solo
With no stop and no assistance..
Passionate about the sea, he travels the oceans
With a desire to explore, learn and share.
He is an avid reader.
Literature has influenced his philosophy of life at sea.
Both Bernard Moitessier and Alain Gerbault
In particular have nourished his passion for the sea.
The GGR is the ultimate challenge for this sailor.
He purchased the first Alan Hill designed Biscay 36
Which was built by The Falmouth Boat Co in 1975.
She was returned last winter for a 9-month refit
And relaunched in May renamed Goldstar.
Ready for a 2,000 mile solo qualification cruise
From the Vendée to the Azores and back.
Before returning to Falmouth
To make final preparations for the Race.
He is using this campaign to launch the
Antoine Cousot scholarship fund
With the Open University.
Their goal to raise £1m to inspire people
And change 50 lives through education.
Marking both the 50th anniversary of the University
And the return of the GOLDEN GLOBE RACE
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