GUYADER BERMUDES 1000 RACE
The Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race is a single-handed race reserved for IMOCA Class monohulls and is part of the IMOCA GLOBE SERIES Championship program (coefficient 2). It was created in 2018 and won by Paul Meilhat that same year.
In 2019, a 2,000 nautical mile course took the skippers to the Azores, before a long climb to round the famous Fastnet lighthouse and finally back down to the finish line in Brest. After 7 days, 17 hours and 34 minutes of racing, it was Sébastien Simon (ARKEA PAPREC) who won his first IMOCA race, ahead of Yannick Bestaven (Maître CoQ) and Giancarlo Pedote (Prysmian Group).
After a 2020 edition cancelled due to the health situation, the Guyader Bermuda 1000 Race returns on 8 May 2022 with a 1200 mile course from Brest to Brest and is sponsored by Guyader Gastronomie and Bermuda, the Armor Lux group's technical nautical clothing brand.
In 2022, the event is a qualifier for the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe and 24 skippers have participated. Charlie Dalin, on APIVIA, was the winner of this second edition.