Sébastien MARSSET

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IMOCA Globe Series-
Points-
Top performance
Joined Imoca on2019
TeamFortinet - Best Western
BaseLorient

Profile

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

2019: Transat Jacques Vabre - 15th
2019: Défi Azimut - 19th
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 

Boat

Name FORTINET - BEST WESTERN
Sail numberFRA 10
ArchitectVPLP/ Verdier
Construction2015, Chantier Multiplast, Vannes
Former namesGitana 16 - Edmond de Rotschild, Malizia II - Yacht Club de Monaco
Length18,28
Beam5,70
Draught4,50
Weight
Mast height29 mètres
Mast type
FoilsYes
Sail area max.
Upwind290 m2
Downwind490 m2