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António Fontes (26 June 1983) is a Portuguese sailor with a degree in piloting the School Nautica Infante D. Henrique. He represented Portugal at international competitions, and was part of professional teams. In addition to compete, it is also dedicated to the delivery of boats, which led him to cross the Atlantic four times already.
Fontes began to sail with his grandfather very early, when he reached the age to enter the Optimist, then passed by L'Equipe and 420 with some participations in international championships. He sailed big boats both racing and deliveries, was part of some crews including the 'Luso Roux'. He studied at the Nautical School Infante Dom Henrique to become officer and served onboard vessels as Officer of the Watch. In 2006 joined the professional team of match racing led by Alvaro Marino, 'Seth Sailing Team' where he participated in several championships on the world circuit. He has crossed the Atlantic to Brazil three times.
In September 2015, Fontes took part in the Mini Transat, a solo race from France to the Caribbean in a small sailing boat of 6.5 meters. He ranked 18th in the first stage between France and the Canary Islands and in 10th place in the second stage between the Canary Islands and Guadeloupe in the Caribbean. In the overall standings with the sum of the times on the two stages he was in 13th place in the series class.
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- 3rd place on Copa Del Rey, IMS 600
- 1st place on 200:2 race, (2006, 2009)
- 2nd place on Student Yachting World Cup (SYWOC)
Class Match racing
- 3rd place on European Championship, (2010, 2012)
- 4th place Nations Cup Grand Final National Champion, (2007, 2008)
- 4th place Berlin Match Race 4th place Chicago Match Cup
Class Mini Transat 3rd place Trophee MAP - 220 milles solo
- 5th place Mini Fastnet - 600 milles double handed, with Mariana Lobato
- 6th place Les Sables - Les Açores - Les Sables - 2540 milles solo
- 3rd place Air Valência - 300 milles double handed, with Martinho Reino
- Mini transat - 4000 milles solo 18th place on first leg, Douarnenez, France - Lanzarote, Canary islands
- 10th place on second leg, Lanzarote, Canary islands - Guadeloupe, Caribbean
- 13th place overall, with 46 boats on class 'series'