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François Gabart - MACIF

The skipper

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François Gabart (FRA), 34 ans
Né le 23 mars 1983, à Saint-Michel d’Entraygues (Charente)
Célibataire, père d’un enfant
Vit à Port-la-Forêt (Finistère)

The symbolism is very strong. One hundred years after the Americans landed in Europe, THE BRIDGE will retrace their steps, sailing to the United States to create the link for the world of sailing and far beyond...

Winner of The Transatlantic Race 2016.

Skipper, competitor, engineer, François Gabart is all of these things at once. Versatile, curious, and hands-on, this young 33-year-old sailor, spotlighted by his victory in the Vendée Globe, has risen to the ranks of the greatest talents in offshore racing in the space of a few years. Winner of the last Route du Rhum in a monohull, winner of The Transatlantic Race 2016 aboard the maxi-multihull MACIF, he is a solo specialist with a string of remarkable wins and is noted for his ability to pick up victories in the most prestigious events from the time he first became involved in racing. Passionate and impatient, François Gabart is now one of the sharpest and most promising talents of offshore sailing. On board his trimaran, the newest Ultimate, he will surely be one of the most agile opponents facing the famous cruise liner.


  • 2016 : Vainqueur de TheTransat bakerly
  • 2015 : Vainqueur de la Transat Jacques Vabre en double avec Pascal Bidégorry
  • 2014 : Vainqueur de la Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe
  • 2012/2013 : Vainqueur du Vendée Globe
  • 2010 : Champion de France de Course au Large  en Solitaire
  • 2010 : Sélectionné Skipper Macif
  • 2004 : Champion du Monde Jeune Tornado
  • 1997 : Champion de France Optimist


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Antoine Gautier
36 ans

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Guillaume Combescure
28 ans

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Yann Riou
43 ans

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Pascal Bidégorry
49 ans

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Benoit Marie
30 ans

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The boat

IDEC Sport

Official name: MACIF
Number: 301
Architect: Cabinet Van Peteghem - Lauriot Prévost
Shipyard: CDK Technologies - Multiplast (France)
Sailboat: North Sails
Decoration: Isabelle Keller/Jean-Baptiste Epron
Launch: summer 2015
Length: 30.00 m
Width: 21.00 m
Draft: 4.50 m
Air Draft: 35.00 m
Weight: 14.5 t
Area of sails upwind: 430 m²
Area of sails downwind: 650 m²

Contact presse

Stéphanie André, agence Windreport’
+33(0)6 84 79 76 01
Gaëlle de Penguern, MACIF
 +33(0)6 62 77 40 82