Manon Audinet

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Height168cm / 5'5''Home CountryFrance
Weight62kgs / 137lbsHometownLa Rochelle, France

Career Highlights

  • 2019: 1st Sailing World Cup Enoshima - Nacra 17
  • 2016: 1st Match Racing Women French Championship - Nacra 17
  • 2020: 2nd European Championship - Nacra 17
  • 2017: 2nd Sailing World Cup Hyères - Nacra 17

SailGP

Manon Audinet joined the France SailGP Team in May 2022 for the opening of Season 3 in Bermuda. Occupying the position of strategist, Audinet was onboard for France's first ever SailGP victory in Cadiz in September 2022.

Youth

Audinet never wanted to go on sailing courses as a child - much to her parents' regret - so it wasn't until much later that she deciced to join sailing school. One summer, she met an instructor who was also in charge of training the competition team for the rest of the year and asked her to join for the season. The talented Audinet will continue to progress and will quickly launch herself into an Olympic career.

Career

After a few years of catamaran racing, notably against a certain Quentin Delapierre, Audinet joined the French Sailing Team in 2013 with Moana Vaireaux in Nacra 17. Together, they trained with the Billy Besson/Marie Riou duo and prepared for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

In 2018, Audinet joined Delapierre to form a new Nacra 17 crew for the Tokyo Olympics. The duo took up this challenge with panache, winning their first international race just one and a half years later on the Olympic waters at the Enoshima World Cup. This made a big impression and sent the pair into the Olympic Games as challengers for their opponents.

Their eventual 8th place finish was a disappointment, putting the breaks on their meteoric rise that was resumed shortly afterwards in the prestigious SailGP Championship.

Personal

Aware that she is lucky enough to arrive at a time when professional sailing is more open and offers more opportunities to women, Audient remains convinced that gender diversity is the basis of living together. The fact that women have more places in the sailing professions, on land or at sea, is quite normal 'because we know how to do it!'

If one day she were to stop her sailing career, Audient would like to 'have a brilliant idea' and devote all her time to saving the planet.