Malo Bessec
Sailor

Born on July 3rd, 1987

28-year-old Malo Bessec is an officer in the merchant navy, and is spending the winter navigating waters off Antarctica. His profession gives him the free time he needs from April to October to indulge in one of his passions: sailing. Malo began sailing Optimist boats when he was 10 years old, then moved into Class 8 when he was aged 15. Between 2007 and 2015, he sailed the Tour de France à la Voile for several teams: between 2007 and 2010 he was part of an amateur outfit aboard a Mumm 30 belonging to the Saint-Malo team; in 2011 and 2012 he sailed for Toulon-Provence-Méditerranée; and in 2013, he was part of the Groupama team before joining Bernard Stamm’s Diam 24 crew. A regular competitor in coastal regattas, his preferred role on a boat is that of bowman.

Malo Bessec has joined Spindrift racing for 2016 and will race on the team’s D35 in the D35 Trophy.

Ranking

2016
1st of the Grand Prix Emil Frey (D35 Ladycat)
6th of the Open de Versoix (D35 Ladycat)
1st of the Genève Rolle Genève (D35 Ladycat)
1st of the Grand Prix Realstone (D35 Ladycat)
1st of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud (D35 Ladycat)
2nd of the Open de Crans (D35 Ladycat)
2nd of the Open du Yacht Club (D35 Ladycat)
2nd of the Grand Prix de Clôture (D35 Ladycat)

2014
2nd, Tour de France à la voile with Groupama (M34)
1st, Grand Prix Guyader with Groupama (M34)
1st, Normandy sailing week with Groupama (M34)
1st, Open Mach Trophy with JP Dick (Open 7,50)
1st, Grand prix of La Trinité-sur-mer (Diam 24)
SNSM record, Multi 50, Maître Jacques

2013
1st, Tour de France à la voile with Groupama (M34)
1st, Iroise Cup (Grand prix Guyader + GPEN) with Groupama (M34)
1st, Normandy sailing week with Groupama (M34)

2012
1st, Tour de France à la voile with TPM (M34)
1st, Normandy sailing week with TPM (M34)
1st, Route des Iles with TPM (M34)
1st, French offshore racing championship

2011
4th, Tour de France à la voile with TPM (M34)
3rd, French youth crewed racing championship
1st, French offshore racing championship

2010
1st amateur Tour de France à la voile with the St Malo project
10th Melges World championship 24 in Tallinn
1st, Voiles de St Tropez (Swan 42)

From 2007 to 2010
Mumm 30 season with St Malo amateur project
Vice European Champion 2007 with St Malo amateur project (Mumm 30)