Antoine Rucard
Sailor

Born: Brest, 30th September 1994 
Lives: Lorient, France

The young Breton first started sailing at Plouguerneau School and soon realised, after a couple of lessons in the Optimist, that sailing was going to be the focus in his life.  He moved to multihulls and joined the youth catamaran programme offered by the French Sailing Federation.  He then won the prestigious trails for Team France Jeune.  This gave him three years of exceptional opportunities sailing on the most innovative flying boats of the time (Flying Phantom, GC32, AC45 ...). During the Red Bull Youth America's Cup, which took place in Bermuda in parallel with the 34th edition of the America's Cup, he rubbed shoulders with the biggest international teams. Back in France, he competed in the Diam24 circuit several times, winning a second place in 2019 with the Cheminées Poujoulat crew in the Tour de France.

As one of the first generation of sailors that has acquired their skills mainly on foiling boats, Antoine has gained a lot of experience and mastered these boats, which make him an asset to the TF35 Spindrift racing crew.

 

Palmares:

2019
Winner of Eurocat (Flying Phantom)
Finalist selection Youth Tour de Bretagne (Figaro)
Champion of France Espoir (Longtze)
2nd in the Tour de France, winner of the youth classification (Diam24)
Diam24 French Champion
2nd Sailing Arabia, The Tour (Diam24)

2018
Winner Extreme Sailing Series (Flying Phantom)
8th IRC1, 21st Sydney Hobart (Teasing Machine 54)
2nd Diam World Tour (Diam24)

2017
3rd Extreme Sailing Hamburg, 2nd in Cardiff (Flying Phantom)
5th Red Bull Youth America’s Cup (AC45)
6th Riva Cup GC32 Tour (GC32)
2nd Youth classification of the Tour de France a la Voile

2016-2017 Selection Team France Jeune for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup (AC45, GC32, Flying Phantom)

2016
3rd Emerald Raid (Flying Phantom)
3rd Marseille One Design (Flying Phantom)
Winner of the French F18 Championship

2014
1st Youth, 26th overall World Cup Hyères (Nacra 17)
4th World Youth (F18)
Young F18 world champion
Vice-Champion of France F18