Rodolphe SEPHO

IMOCA Globe Series38th
Points30 pts
Age36 (2/26/86)
Top performance16th of the Transat Jacques Vabre 2021
Joined Imoca on2021
TeamRêve de Large
BaseLes Sables d'Olonne
CommitmentAssociation Rêve de Large


Rodolphe Sepho is a 35-year-old navigator, from Guadeloupe. He has to his credit 2 participations in the Route du Rhum in 2014 and 2018 in Class40.

In 2022 for his 3rd participation, he will compete on a Class Imoca boat, bigger, faster and very demanding. 

Its program includes many other water challenges and competitions. At the same time, Rodolphe Sepho is a specialist educator and helps young people aged 16 to 21years old who are experiencing social and vocational difficulties. In 2016, he founded the Rêve de Large association in order to enable young Guadeloupeans to discover offshore racing, not only from the point of view of high-level sport but also all the professions associated with it. Since then, he has been working for the development of the blue economy in Guadeloupe in order to allow young Guadeloupeans to turn more towards the professions of the sea and the offshore race. To do this, he launched the «land and sea» challenge: to participate to many local, national and international nautical competitions, including and collaborating with high schools in Guadeloupe until the Vendée Globe 2024. For now, Rodolphe after his participation in the Azimut Challenge this first half of September, he will launch in duo with Arnaud Boissieres on the Transat Jacques Vabre which will be launched on November 7 in Le Havre.

For the time being, Rodolphe has participated in the Défi Azimut - Lorient Agglomération and the Transat Jacques Vabre 2021 alongside Arnaud Boissières and will take over the helm of his IMOCA alone at the end of the year. 

Sailing Highlights

2022: Route du Rhum - 32th
Transat Jacques Vabre - 16th
2021: Défi Azimut - Lorient Agglomération - 11th
2018: Route du Rhum - 20th (Class40) 
2014: Route du Rhum - 26th (Class40) 


Sail numberFRA 14
ArchitectOwen Clarke Design
Construction2007, Hakes Marine, Nouvelle-Zélande
Former namesEcover III, Mike Golding Racing, Président, Gamesa, Currency House Kilcullen, Kilcullen Voyager-Team Ireland
Length18,28 m
Beam5,65 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight7,9 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeWing mast
Sail area max.
Upwind300 m2
Downwind610 m2