Sébastien Schneiter

Height176cm / 5’77”Home CountrySwitzerland
Weight75kg / 165lbsHometownGeneva, Switzerland

Career Highlights

  • 12 National Titles
  • 2019 – Swiss Sailing Team of the year (Team Tilt)
  • 2018 – GOLD GC32 World Championships
  • 2015 – Winner of the Bol d’Or (D35 multihull)

Sébastien Schneiter has been leading the Swiss team on the water since the start of SailGP Season 3. From Christchurch Season 4, Schneiter will step back from his role as driver, to fully focus on his Paris 2024 Olympic campaign in the 49er class. He will continue to support the team remotely and be back behind the wheel of F50 Eiger for the start of Season 5.

Schneiter started sailing at the age of 9 on the Optimist on Lake Geneva, and he quickly found his passion for the sport. He collected several National titles, one European Champion title and three World Championship medals in his junior years, in both the Optimist and Laser class. He was twice named 'Youth Sailor of the Year'.

Schneiter made the jump to the 49er class and the Olympic scene after his junior career. He quickly reached the World Top 10 in the fleet and qualified for two Olympic Games (2016 and 2020). In August 2023 he was selected for his third Olympic Games in the 49er class, Paris 2024 and won a silver medal at the Sailing World Championships. Alongside his Olympic Campaigns, Seba also successfully skippered Team Tilt in various projects, such as winning the D35 Trophy, a 3rd place in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup, and being crowned GC32 World Champion.

Schneiter quickly dedicated his life to sailing after his studies, and in his rare time off he will still be found in the water doing any kind of foiling, or in the Swiss moutains skiing and flying with his paraglider.