Sébastien MARSSET

IMOCA Globe Series-
Age39 (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)
PartnersFoussier, Mon Courtier Energie
CommitmentCap pour Agir


Single-handed, double-handed, crewed, across the Atlantic or around the world... At the age of 39, Sébastien Marsset is one of those all-round skippers, renowned for his ability to shine both at the head of his own project and as a first-rate crew member on prestigious teams.

In just over ten years, he has gone from a first transatlantic race in a Mini (a 6.50 metre sailboat) to a round-the-world record aboard Spindrift, a 40 metre trimaran, raced in two Volvo Ocean Races and contested the 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre in the IMOCA class.

Versatile on the water, Sebastien is also versatile on land, showing the same dedication in his physical preparation as in his study of the weather, the same enthusiasm in the technical management of his projects as in his relationships with his partners. Married with two children, it is in this spirit of perfection that he has set himself the clear goal of lining up at the start of the Vendée Globe 2024.

Sailing Highlights

2024 : The Transat CIC - Abandon
2023 : Retour à La Base - 21th
2023 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 27th
2023 : Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - 26th
2023 : Rolex Fastnet Race - 21th
2022 : Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - 11th
2022 : Vendée Arctique - 15th
2022 : Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 13th
2021 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 7th
2021 : Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - 9th
2021 : Rolex Fastnet Race - 6th
2019 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 15th
2019 : Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - 19th
Other highlights

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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