Sébastien MARSSET

IMOCA Globe Series39th
Points82 pts
Age38 (12/15/84)
Top performance11th in the last Route du Rhum, first IMOCA with daggerboards
Joined Imoca on2019
TeamCap Agir Ensemble
BasePort-La-Forêt (FRANCE)
PartnersMon Courtier Energie, Foussier
CommitmentCap pour Agir


Born in Paris 34 years ago, Sébastien has spent most of his life between the Loire and Erdre rivers, in Nantes.

He has his family, his friends, and a thousand and one reasons to come back to recharge his batteries and take a step back from his busy and exclusive job as a sailor. Although he is discreet, Sébastien has a great track record. To his credit, a Mini Transat, two Volvo Ocean Races, including a victory with Franck Cammas, and a round-the-world maxi-trimaran race as part of the Jules Verne Trophy, no less. Sébastien is a sailor who is constantly looking for performance, so in order to perfect his skills and pass on his passion, he joined Team Vendée Formation: a school that is a leader in the French nautical landscape by offering sailors and technicians a support and training program for the various sports sailing professions. October 27 will mark the start of his very first Transat Jacques Vabre, one of the few races not yet on his list of achievements.

Sailing Highlights

2023: Transat Jacques Vabre - 27th
Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - 26th
Rolex Fastnet Race - 21th
Route du Rhum - 11th
Vendée Arctique - 15th
Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 13th

2021: Transat Jacques Vabre - 7th (Fortinet - Best Western) 
Défi Azimut - Lorient Agglomération - 9th (Fortinet - Best Western) 
Rolex Fastnet Race - 6th (Fortinet - Best Western) 
Transat Jacques Vabre - 15th (Pure - Best Western) 
2019: Défi Azimut - 19th (Pure - Best Western) 
2019: Solitaire Urgo le Figaro - 14th
2018: Route du Rhum – ABD
2019: Drheam Cup - 7th
2016: World Tour with Spindrift in 47days  
2014-2015: Volvo Ocean Race (Alvimedica) 
2011-2012: Volvo Ocean Race (Groupama 4) - 1st
2007: Mini Transat 6.50 


Sail numberFRA 83
ArchitectFarr Yacht Design
Construction2006, JMV Industries, Cherbourg
Former namesDELTA DORE, Bureau Vallée, Vers un monde sans sida, COMPAGNIE DU LIT / JILITI, Cap Agir Ensemble
Length18,28 m
Beam5,75 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight8,5 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeMât classique
Sail area max.
Upwind300 m2
Downwind620 m2
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