Guillaume Semblat


Nationality: French

Date of birth: January 21, 1970

Lives: Rennes, France

Role: CEO, OC Sport

Languages: French and English

Greatest achievement?
To be living with people I love and to be doing what I like.

Who inspires you?
People who have chosen their life.

Best advice anyone gave you?
Trust yourself young man.

One sentence to describe yourself?
I think it is best if you ask my family that one.

What do you like to do when not working?
Go windsurfing with my kids and share time with my family and friends.

Why Dongfeng Race Team?
A big challenge and a great human adventure.

What makes you passionate about the Volvo Ocean Race?
I was 4 when Sayulla won, sixteen when L’espirit d’équipe won and 20 when Steinlager won so for me it has always been part of my life and always been the race that makes me dream of sailing.

One sentence to describe Charles?
As strong as a standing stone, as cunning as a fox.

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