Damien SEGUIN GROUPE APICIL

Damien SEGUIN

1st participation

FR

41 years old

Nantes

Damien Seguin or the art of winning on different fields ! We know the champion in dinghy sailing who won medals in the Paralymics and World Championships. But we are discovering the off-shore sailor who is taking his place among the peloton of candidates for the next Vendée Globe. Born without the use of his left hand, Damien Seguin has never considered his disability as prohibitive, always finding arrangements that enabled him to sail and perform well in double-handed or solo races.

Achievements

2019

Défi Azimut 5th
Rolex Fastnet Race 16th
Bermudes 1000 Race 11th
Mondial 2.4 mR – 1st

2018

Route du Rhum 6th
Dhream Cup 700 4th
Bermudes 1000 Race 3rd

2017

Tour de France à la Voile 1st

2016
Rio Paralympic Games on 2.4 mR – Gold

2015

World Champion on2.4 mR

2012

World Champion on2.4 mR

2012
London Paralympic Games on 2.4 mR 4th

2008
Beijing Paralympic Games on 2.4 mR – Silver

2007

World champion on2.4 mR

2005

World champion on2.4 mR

2004
Athens Paralympic Games on 2.4 mR - Gold

Portrait

Damien SEGUIN

Damien Seguin or the art of winning on different fields ! We know the champion in dinghy sailing who won medals in the Paralymics and World Championships. But we are discovering the off-shore sailor who is taking his place among the peloton of candidates for the next Vendée Globe. Born without the use of his left hand, Damien Seguin has never considered his disability as prohibitive, always finding arrangements that enabled him to sail and perform well in double-handed or solo races.

After great results on the Class40 circuit, it was logical for him to engage in a solo round-the-world. For this, he has called upon Jean Le Cam’s advice who helped him to develop his boat and shared his experience around the world. Precious support in regard to the encouraging results of Apicil’s skipper since he started in the IMOCA Class : always at the forefront of “classic” monohulls with centerboards, he regularly brushes foilers. Demonstrating that, with willpower and intelligence, the most audacious projects can compete.

IMOCA monohull

GROUPE APICIL

Powerful and versatile, Damien Seguin’s Finot-Conq plan has had great media coverage as it was the star in the movie « En Solitaire » about the Vendée Globe. But, Damien Seguin was attracted more by its simplicity and reliability than by its photogenic qualities when he considered taking the start of the Vendée Globe. Since then, the monohull has had a makeover under the guidance of Jean Le Cam who has seeked to do the most difficult thing when improving the performance of a sailboat : simplify it. Together, the two men have also reflected on the ergonomy aboard in order to enable Damien to fully take advantage of the boat’s qualities. A clear success in regard to the first results.

GROUPE APICIL

  • Sail number : FRA1000
  • The boat’s previous names: Comme Un Seul Homme - DCNS
  • Designer: Groupe Finot-Conq
  • Chantier : Multiplast
  • Launch Date: 10 August 2008
  • Length: 18,28m
  • Beam: 5,85m
  • Draught: 4,50m
  • Displacement (weight): 8,5t
  • Number of drifts: 2
  • Mast height: 29m
  • Keel blade: acier forgé
  • Upwind sail area: 350m2
  • Downwind sail area: 610m2

Press contact

AGENCE EFFETS MER

Aurélie Bargat

06 87 84 38 99

abargat@effetsmer.com

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