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Nickname: Tonks

Hometown: St. Thomas USVI

Resides: Newport, RI

Anthony Kotoun

"It’s great to see sailors out there around the world starting to embrace the sustainable way of life. Before it was a few passionate people within teams, now its the whole team. This great new way of looking at our actions and how they affect the ocean is becoming the norm."

16X National/North American Champion, 5x World Champion

On Ocean and Sailing Passion...

The ocean is just so big and beautiful. You gaze out upon it, and you could study it for hours just watching how it works and what it might throw at you next. Sailing on it provides a fantastic challenge. A clean ocean is similar to the perfect ice rink for a skater or perfect powder for a skier. Once you start to respect it and enjoy it for the incredible, intricate, oxygen producing, life-giving system that it is, you want to protect it.

Career Highlights

  • Biggest highlight would be: born in Arkansas but somehow making it to the Virgin Islands to grow up!

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EVERYDAY

  • Cool Trick: I can foil
  • Free Time: What's that?
  • Bad Ass Moment: Port tacking the fleet at Moth Worlds in Lake Garda in the morning wind
  • Hidden Talent: I can smell trouble from far out
  • Guilty Pleasure: ICE CREAM
  • The Fridge: Juice, veggies and left overs
  • Best Advice: Sometimes you just gotta make it happen
  • Hobby: Fishing
  • Fun Fact: This last winter, I got to foil on a Moth on Friday in Australia and then foil on a GC 32 in Key West on Saturday

Brands

Stay at the Strand Hotel in NYC if you go. Best roof top bar and it’s right under the Empire State Building.

Charter from Sunsail. Best locations!

Buying rope, get Marlow. Buying clothes, get Gill. Buying blocks, get Harken.

Gear

  • Gill Neoprene Boots with no straps and split toe inside only.
  • Maui Jim Sunnies.
  • Velocetik Pro Start
  • Patagonia puff ball jacket.
  • My Audi station wagon.