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Golden Globe Ocean Race 2018

Updated Wednesday 27th June 2018

OU alumni Antoine Cousot is currently circumnavigating the globe for 30,000 miles, alone. Here, our academics explore information, science and ideas about the ocean.

Antoine Couset on a boat Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

Welcome and thank you for following Antoine Cousot’s Golden Globe Race around the world!

The Golden Globe Race started on July 1st. One of our alumni, Antoine Cousot, is currently taking the challenge of racing around the world solo using 1960’s equipment. He talks about his personal journey and value of education. He is raising money for a scholarship fund to help others obtain education and collecting research samples for The Open University academics.

Follow his journey around the world and check out insights from our OU academics along each step of his journey.

Here is Antoine Cousot’s boat in build...

Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license The old boat Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license The new boat

Two of our academics in the School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, Pallavi Anand and Luke Mander have been down to Falmouth to talk to Antoine Cousot while he is preparing for the launch.

Luke talks to Antoine about when he started sailing and how he came to the decision to race in this audio podcast.

Antoine tells Pallavi how he came across The Open University and his study with the OU in this video.

Follow Antoine on Soundcloud to hear his weekly calling into the GGR race offce:

Explore our academic insights on the oceans, navigation and more

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