198: Etienne Giroire TV Show

10 Jul

#198. Special thanks to Thierry Humeau & Telecam Films for directing & producing the TV version of today’s podcast with Etienne Giroire. Thierry flew to Florida in April 2016 to film a TV-adaptation of the podcast at Etienne’s eponymous shop, ATN Inc. in Ft. Lauderdale. This is the audio-only version of that – to see the full-length film version, go to youtube.com/59northsailing.

Etienne Giroire is most know for his namesake sailing company, ATN Inc. which produces spinnaker sleeves, trampolines for catamarans, the ‘mast climber’ harness system and other bits and bobs. But more interesting, Etienne is a sailor in the truest sense of the word. Raised in France on Eric Tabarly and Bernard Moitessier, Etienne became in his own right a single-handed hero just like those heroes he grew up with, winning his class in the famous OSTAR race and going on to sail maxi multihulls with some of the most famous sailiors in the game. He did a leg of the Whitbread with Magnus Olsson and sailed his own boat single-handed in the Route du Rhum (which ended in disaster, but I’ll let him tell that story!). Etienne now is a dual citizen of the USA and France, having come to Florida back in the 1980s and never leaving. He’s a remarkably nice guy and a phenomenal storyteller!

You can find Etienne on his website ATNinc.com


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 Isbjorn crew Lance Garms at the helm, Annapolis - Lunenburg, July 2016. Photo by Lance Garms. 


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Gear onboard Isbjorn: C Plath Venus H Compass 1° Card, Type 2795


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This article was syndicated from On the Wind Sailing Podcast - 59 North Sailing

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