Antoine Albeau

Nickname

Tonio

Country

France

Current place of residence:

Ile de Ré, France

Sail No:

FRA192

DOB:

1972-06-17

Sponsors:

NeilPryde, RRD, Quiksilver, Ford Autovital, MMA Mader, EIFFAGE Energie

Disciplines:

slalom / wave / speed

Accomplishments:

21 x World Champion, World Speed Record 52.05kts (96.4km/h)

Website:

http://www.antoinealbeau.com

I started to windsurf at 5 with my dad in the family windsurfing school on Ile de Ré where I was born. Ever since then I have been into water sports.

I went to a windsurfing school to study and then I started winning event after event. I became national champion for under-14s in 1986 then national champion for under-18s in 1990. I became the national champion in seniors the year after and then won a lot of national champion titles.

I did my first year on the world tour in 1994. Since then I have won 21 world titles in all the disciplines except waves.

I am also the fastest windsurfer ever with a speed of 52.05kts (96.4km/h).

I also hold the record for crossing between Guadeloupe and Martinique (100 miles) in 6 hours and 30 minutes and crossing of the English Channel between Cherbourg and Pool (110 miles) in 5 hours and 58 minutes.

Windsurfing is my life, my passion and I am so thankful I can be part of this great sport.





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