Groupe APICIL
Damien Seguin

Damien
Seguin

Groupe APICIL

  • Lorient
  • 42 years old

Born without a left hand Damien Seguin already had a very successful racing career before he took on the 2020-2021 Vendée Globe. He is a triple Paralympic medalist in 2.4 mR (gold medalist in Athens and Rio and a silver medal in Beijing) and five-time world champion in this discipline. At the same time Damien made his debut in ocean racing in 2005 in Figaro before switching to Class 40, a boat on which he raced several transatlantic races. But he is also strong inshore on the DIAM 24 trimaran and wins the Tour de France à la Voile in 2017. A few months later, he is at the helm of an IMOCA in the colors of Groupe APICIL. On January 28, 2021, Damien Seguin finished 7th in his first Vendée Globe and thus became the first disabled skipper to complete a circumnavigation of the globe. Barely arrived, the solo sailor is already looking ahead with a single objective: to start again in 2024 on the most difficult race in the world, but this time, he wants to go further in performance and will sail aboard a boat at foils to aim for a Top 5.

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  • Sail number: NC
  • Former names: SAFRAN, Des voiles et vous, Maître CoQ IV
  • Architect: VPLP
  • Construction: CDK Technologies
  • Launch Date: 2014
  • Length: Longueur 18,28 m
  • Beam: 5,80 m
  • Draught: 4,50 m
  • Weight: 8 tonnes
  • Mast height: 29 m
  • Upwind sail area: 310 m2
  • Downwind sail area: 550 m2
  • Foils: Oui

His prizelist

  • 2022 : Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 9th
  • 2021 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 11th
  • 2021 : Défi Azimut - 10th
  • 2021 : Rolex Fastnet Race - 7th
  • 2020-21 : Vendée Globe - 7th
  • 2020 : Vendée Arctique – Les Sables d’Olonne - retired
  • 2019 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 14th
  • 2018 : Route du Rhum - 6th
  • 2016 : Rio Olympic Games - Gold medal
  • 2004 : Rio Olympic Games - Gold medal