IMOCA Globe Series23th
Points32 pts
Age35 (8/28/88)
Top performance2nd in the Transat Jacques Vabre 2021 (Class40)
Joined Imoca on2023
TeamHublot Sailing Team
BaseLorient (FRANCE)


At the age of 34, he will take his first steps in IMOCA, for a new double-handed project, 100% Swiss.

Born in Zurich, with a degree in electronics, Simon Koster first went to dinghy school before being attracted by the open sea. For a long time, he competed in the ISAF Junior World Championships and training camps with the national team. But he was not attracted enough by the classic Olympic circuit and quickly gave up racing between three buoys to escape to the sea. It was on the ocean racing pontoons that the young Swiss-German learned to speak French, when he moved to Brittany and started sailing in the Mini 6.50. Three participations in the Mini Transat and two podiums later, Simon tried his hand at Class40 for three seasons, double-handed and then single-handed, where his results impressed.

Sailing Highlights

2023: Rolex Fastnet Race - 17th (on Hublot with Alan Roura)
Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 8th (on Hublot with Alan Roura)
RORC Caribbean 600 - 6th (Class40)
2022: Route du Rhum - 4th (Class40)
2022: Drheam Cup - 3rd (Class40)
2022: 1 000 milles des Sables - 4th (Class40)

2021: Transat Jacques Vabre - 2nd (Class40)
2021: Rolex Fastnet Race - 2nd (Class40)
2021: Les Sables - Horta - 4th (Class40)
2021: Normandy Channel Race - 5th (Class40)
2020: Normandy Channel Race - 1st (Class40)
2019: Transat Jacques Vabre - 4th (Class40)
2017: Mini Transat - 3rd (Mini 6.50 - Proto)
2015: Mini Transat - 7th (Mini 6.50 - Proto)
2013: Mini Transat - 3rd (Mini 6.50 - Series)


Sail numberSUI 7
ArchitectVPLP - Pete Hobson
Construction2019, Carrington Boats, Southampton (GB)
Former namesHUGO BOSS
Length18,28 m
Beam5,40 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight7,6 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeWing mast
Sail area max.
Upwind330 m2
Downwind630 m2
© Jean-Louis Carli / Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race