Lisbon, Portugal

António Fontes

Birthdate: June 26, 1983

Lisbon, Portugal

Weight: 90 kg.

Height: 1,85 m

Turned pro: 2005

Miles sailed on 2017/18

Longest journey alone

Days at sea alone

3.000 miles
35.000 miles

Days with no sleep at sea


Volvo Ocean Race 2017/2018: 4th place on first leg onboard Akzonobel

                                                     2nd place on leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland onboard Scallywag   

                                                     7th place overall as a navigator or crew member onboard Scallywag

                                                      on legs 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11

Class Mini:   13th place on Mini Transat 2015 (4000 miles solo)

                     3rd place AIR Valência 2014 (300 miles double handed)

                     6th place Les Sables Les Açores 2014 (2550 miles solo)

                     5th place Mini Fastnet 2014 (600 miles double handed)

                     3rd place Trophee MAP 2014 (300 miles solo)


Match Racing: Portuguese Champion 2007, 2008

                         3rd European Championship 2010, 2012

                         4th Berlin Match Race

                         4th Chicago Match cup

                         4th Nations Cup Grand Final

                         8th Portugal match cup (World Match Racing Tour)

                         12th on the World Raking

                         Several participations on WMRT events (Bermuda Gold Cup, St. Moritz, PMC)


Big boats:    3rd Copa del Rey (IMS 600)

                     6th  Setimana dei tri Golfi (Class Maxi)

                     2nd Student Yachting World Cup (Mumm 30, skipper)

                     1st 200:2 (200 miles double handed, A35)


Deliveries:    Three times France to Brasil as Skipper of new boats

                      Average 4500 miles per year since 2005


Dinghy:        Since the age of 8 passing by Optimist, L’Equipe, 420, Tornado,                      

                     participating in several European and World Championships









Merchant Marine Officer

Postgraduate in Management by Universidade Nova de Lisboa

ISAF Offshore Personal Survival Course

OSR First Aid Course (PSMer)

Advanced Open Water Diver

Officer of the Watch unlimited

Yachtmaster Ocean

Several sailing meteo and strategy classes from some of the best (Jean Yves Bernot, Christian Dumard, Pierre Brasseur)