Team France has been enriched since the end of September with a 9th person to reinforce the team already made up of Edouard Masse in bowman, @thibault Julien in pitman, Xavier Rohart in main trimmer, Emeric Michel in head sail trimmer , Jean-Baptiste Bernaz on tactician, Aloïse Retornaz as performer, Kevin Peponnet as spinnaker and of course Captain Loick PEYRON.
So it’s Antony’s turn to join the squad, chosen by the captain. Indeed, Antony from the laser, he was a former member of the France team and substitute for the Rio 2016 Olympics.
He was the training partner of Jean Baptiste Bernaz for 6 years.
He will take up the job of grinder as Xavier Rohart explains, “Our grinder, Anto, is a
quality athlete who has known through all his sports experiences such as his Olympic laser preparations his professional navigations as trimmer, tactician, coxswain or coaching to bring us the best weight / power ratio in the service of the boat and especially also with the crew with superb human qualities! Placed in the center of the boat, it is the essential link in the cohesion of the team spirit with his powerful smile ”
Antony has already carried out the test event on SSL 47 and many training sessions with the France team.
Little word from Antony: “I am very happy to be part of the France team for this incredible event which brings together 56 different nations and the greatest sailors from these different nations. The idea of competing on a level playing field reminds me of the laser and that motivates me a lot.
We have an incredible team, which works and we enjoy sailing together, that seems essential to me for the event “.