Generation 2024 boat
Imoca Groupe Dubreuil
Sébastien Simon

Sébastien Simon

Groupe Dubreuil
2nd participation
Ranking
7th
Status
Distances covered in nautical miles (1 mile ≈ 1.852 km)
18 407 nm

Profile

As a structural and composites engineer and sports lover, Sébastien Simon discovered sailing as a child. Driven by competition, it is offshore racing that catches his interest. In 2018, he won the Solitaire du Figaro and the title of Elite French Ocean Racing Champion, a victory that led to his entry into the IMOCA class. In 2020, he took the start of the Vendée Globe, but his attempt was ended off the Cape of Good Hope when he was in 4th place in the fleet. Undaunted, Sébastien is a candidate for the 2024 edition.

Achievements

2023

  • Retour à la Base

    19th
  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    18th
  • The Ocean Race (Guyot environnement - Team Europe)

    5th

2021

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    4th
  • Défi Azimut

    5th
  • Rolex Fastnet Race

    4th

2020

  • Vendée Globe

    Abandon
  • Défi Azimut

    6th
  • Vendée Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne

    Abandon

2019

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    8th
  • Défi Azimut

    11th
  • Rolex Fastnet Race

    Abandon
  • Bermudes 1000 Race

    1st

2018

  • French Elite Ocean Racing Championship (Figaro)

    Winner
  • Solitaire du Figaro

    1st
  • Transat AG2R (Figaro)

2017

  • Solitaire du Figaro

    4th

2016

  • Transat AG2R (Figaro)

    4th
  • Solitaire du Figaro

    11th
Imoca Groupe Dubreuil

Groupe Dubreuil

  • Former names : 11th Hour Racing Team
  • Architect : Guillaume Verdier
  • Construction : CDK Technologies
  • Launch date : 24 Août 2021
  • Lenght : 18,28 m
  • Beam : 5,85 m
  • Draught : 4,5 m
  • Weight : 9 t
  • Mast height : 29 m

Groupe Dubreuil is a family-owned group based in the Vendée region in France, with 7 core businesses: Distribution (Automotive, Construction Equipment, Agricultural Machinery, Energy, Trucks), Hotels and Air Transport. The Group is made up of 42 SMEs in mainland France and the French overseas departments and territories, and employs 6,000 people. The Groupe Dubreuil has chosen to support Sébastien Simon with a latest-generation IMOCA boat. As a skipper from Vendée, Sébastien has always shown determination, respect and daring in his challenges: values that have been important to the Group for almost 100 years.