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Nickname: Tonks

Hometown: St. Thomas USVI

Resides: Newport, RI

Anthony Kotoun

"It's important to have some leaders out there who show that ocean health is an important issue. Awareness has to start somewhere and the 11th Hour Racing Ambassadors Program is great way to spread the message."

Competent: Sailing, Foiling, Kiting, Windsurfing and sometimes Fishing!

On Ocean and Sailing Passion...

I think my enjoyment for sailing comes from the challenge it provides. It’s never the same. It also is an avenue for some great adventures. As for ocean health, one of the joys is its purity. It’s just really nice and beautiful out there. The oceans look mostly as they did 100-1000’s of years ago. We just have to make sure we don’t deplete them any more than we already have. I think if most people just had the opportunity to go out into the ocean and enjoy it, they would be sold on taking on a little more personal accountability to help with its future.

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.