Maxime SOREL

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Maxime SOREL

33 years old

Saint-Malo (35)

It is in Cancale, facing the Port-Mer beach, that Maxime Sorel took his first tacks in dinghy sailing. Was it linked to the presence of the “Cancalaise”, the emblematic traditional fishing boat of the bay, or simply an obvious need ? Nevertheless, the young civil engineer soon spent most of his time navigating. First on Pascal Quintin’s Multi 50 to know the ropes of off-shore racing; then on the Class40 circuit with great results already in his first year – in 2014, he finished first of the “Vintage” boats, the first Class40 generation.

This first success encouraged him to have a new boat built in 2015. Aboard, he distinguished himself by reaching the podium of several big races such as the Transat Jacques Vabre or the Fastnet. Never satisfied, he decided at the end of the Route du Rhum 2018 to jump ahead and apply for the Vendée Globe 2020. A major step that doesn’t seem to frighten the skipper from St Malo who is used to making great strides. Since he started off-shore racing, Maxime Sorel has committed to support the organization Vaincre la Muscovicidose of which he is the patron. It will bring him additional motivation to face the Southern Seas…

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