Sébastien Marsset

Born on December 15th, 1984 in Paris
Lives in Lorient, Brittany

Sébastien Marsset discovered sailing as a teenager. He obtained his national sailing certificate at the French National Sailing School in Quiberon, helped to prepare a Class 40 for the 2006 Route du Rhum, then competed on the Mini circuit. Sébastien joined the Groupama sailing team when their Jules Verne Trophy preparations were in full swing, and was part of the team’s successful Volvo Ocean Race campaign, an experience he would repeat three years later with Team Alvimedica (USA).

He has also worked with Spindrift racing, first as a MOD70 grinder, then as a technician responsible for the fittings on Spindrift 2. Combining technical and physical power, Sebastien showcased all his skills in the winter of 2015/16 as bowman in the Jules Verne Trophy.

This experience and these qualities are ideally suited to the intense racing of the World Match Racing Tour, where he will be part of Yann’s 2017 team.


Winter 2015-2016
Spindrift’s record attempt of the Jules Verne Trophy (trimaran 131’ Spindrift 2)
22 November to 8th January: Course completed in 47 days 10 hours 59 minutes and 02 seconds with an average speed of 25,35 knots - third fastest time in history (trimaran 131’ Spindrift 2)

Winner, Fastnet Race (trimaran 131’ Spindrift 2)

Volvo Ocean Race, Team Alvimedica 

Winner: Fastnet Race and Discovery Route record (trimaran 131’ Spindrift 2) 

MOD70 season, Spindrift racing 

Winner, Volvo Ocean Race, Groupama 

Mini 6.50 circuit