PONANT has named Olivier de Kersauson to the role of Special Advisor for the line. In this role, de Kersauson will use his previous sailing experience to help design the company’s future ships. Kersauson has previously collaborated with PONANT for a number of years as a guest of honor.
As a guest of honor during earlier cruises to Chile and Patagonia, Kersauson will also be present alongside PONANT during the America’s Cup and transatlantic cruise in April 2017, in partnership with Groupama Team France. This will provide opportunity for passengers to be in the company of this famous sailor.
Kersauson sailed alongside Eric Tabarly aboard many Pen Duicks before continuing his career independently. With 45 years of professional sailing under his belt, he has sailed all of the oceans in the world.