Imoca Apicil en navigation
Damien Seguin

Damien Seguin

GROUPE APICIL
2nd participation
Ranking
15th
Status
Distances covered in nautical miles (1 mile ≈ 1.852 km)
19 734 nm

Profile

Born without left hand, Damien Seguin became in 2021 the first disabled skipper to complete a solo, non-stop, unassisted round the world race. A three-time Paralympic medallist in the 2.4mR class, he entered offshore racing in 2005 in the Figaro and then the Class 40 before joining the IMOCA circuit in 2018. Determined and constantly looking to progress, Damien has managed to convince people that his handicap is not a brake on performance. During his first Vendée Globe, which he finished in 7th place, he made a big impression by often playing at the front of the fleet. For 2024, he aspires to new sporting ambitions aboard his foiler.

Achievements

2023

  • Retour à la Base

    5th
  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    15th
  • Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - onboard Initiatives-Coeur

    5th

2022

  • Route du Rhum

    Abandon (collision, dismasting)
  • Vendée Arctique - Les Sables d'Olonne

    9th
  • Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race

    9th

2021

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    11th
  • Défi Azimut

    10th
  • Rolex Fastnet Race

2020

  • Vendée Globe

    7th (80d 21h 58m 20s)
  • Défi Azimut

    10th
  • Vendée Arctique - Les Sables d'Olonne

    Abandon

2019

  • Bermudes 1000 Race

    11th

2018

  • Route du Rhum

    6th
  • Dhream Cup 700

    4th
  • Bermudes 1000 Race

    3th

2017

  • Tour de France à la Voile

    1st

2016

  • Rio Paralympic Games in 2.4 mR

    Gold

2015

  • World Championship in 2.4 mR

    Winner

2012

  • World Championship in 2.4 mR

    Winner
  • London Paralympic Games in 2.4 mR

    4th

2008

  • Beijing Paralympic Games in 2.4 mR

    Silver

2007

  • World Championship in 2.4 mR

    Winner

2005

  • World Championship in 2.4 mR

    Winner

2004

  • Athens Paralympic Games in 2.4 mR

    Gold
  • 22 World Cup in 2.4 mR

    Winner
Imoca Apicil en navigation

GROUPE APICIL

  • Former names : Safran, Des voiles et vous, Maître CoQ IV
  • Architect : VPLP/Verdier
  • Construction : 2014, CDK Technologies, Port la Forêt
  • Launch date : 02 Mars 2015
  • Lenght : 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

The APICIL Group is the 3rd largest French social protection group with a turnover of €2.9 billion. It offers a complete range of effective and adapted solutions in health and provident insurance, savings and financial services as well as retirement for individuals and professionals. The Group's 2,176 employees provide expertise to more than 47,000 companies and 2.0 million protected policyholders. Together with its members, the Group supports its customers as closely as possible to their expectations by meeting their needs, from the most general to the most specific, and at every stage of their life. 

Commitment

Des Pieds et Des Mains

Founded in 2005 by Damien Seguin, Des Pieds et Des Mains aims to shatter prejudices about disability through the mixed practice of sailing. In order to achieve its mission, the association supports young disabled sailors towards the top level, supports accessibility projects carried out by sailing clubs, and raises public awareness during major events with the aim of promoting the inclusion of disabled people in society.