IMOCA Globe Series13th
Points63 pts
Age37 (7/7/84)
Top performance2nd - La Solitaire du Figaro
Joined Imoca on2015


Born in Rouen on July 7, 1984, Fabien discovered sailing in Normandy at Ouistreham.

Dinghy sailing until 2008, then 6 seasons on the demanding one-design Figaro circuit from 2009 to 2014. These last years have been for him the opportunity to evolve in projects of excellence in ocean racing in IMOCA first and recently in the Volvo Ocean Race with a victory.

He is back on the Figaro Bénéteau circuit since 2019 but also keeps a foot in IMOCA with Team MACSF.

Sailing Highlights

2021: Transat Jacques Vabre - 12th (MACSF)
2021: Rolex Fastnet Race - 9th (MACSF) 
Transat en Double Concarneau-Saint Barthélémy - 14th
2021: Solo Maître Coq - 10th
2020: Solitaire du Figaro - 6th
2019: Solitaire URGO Le Figaro - 21th
2017-18: Volvo Ocean Race (DongfengRace Team) - 1st
2016: Québec Saint Malo (Class40) - 4th
2015-16: Volvo Ocean Race - 1st
2015: Transat Jacques Vabre - ABN
2013: Transat Bretagne - Martinique - 3rd
2013: Transat Jacques Vabre - 1st in Class40
2012: Transat AG2R - 4th
2012: La Solitaire du Figaro - 4th
2012: Tour de France à la Voile -1st in M34
2012: Championnat de France à la Voile en Equipage - 1st in M34
2011: La Solitaire du Figaro - 2nd
2010: Transat AG2R - 1st
2009: La Solitaire du Figaro - 18th / 1st Bizuth


Sail numberFRA 27
ArchitectVPLP - Verdier
Construction2007, Chantier Naval de Larros
Former namesSAFRAN, Quéguiner – Leucémie Espoir, Sensations i, Generali, Monin
Length18,28 m
Beam5,70 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight8 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeWing mast
Sail area max.
Upwind300 m2
Downwind650 m2