Bermudes 1000 Race

Douarnenez - Brest

© François Van Malleghem | Grand Prix Guyader
© François Van Malleghem | Grand Prix Guyader
© François Van Malleghem
© François Van Malleghem | Grand Prix Guyader
Start date


Distance2000 milles (3 700 km)
Race trackDouarnenez - Fastnet Rock – Les Açores - Brest
Race directorJacques Caraës
OrganizerSEA to SEE
IMOCA reference timeSébastien Simon, Arkéa-Paprec, 17 mai 2019, 7j 17h 34mn


The Bermudes 1000 Race is a singlehanded race reserved for the class’ monohulls and forms part of the programme for the IMOCA Globe Series Championship2018-2021. Created in 2018, the first edition was won by Paul Meilhat. The 2019 edition, which serves as a qualification race for the Vendée Globe 2020, set sail from Douarnenez on Thursday 9 May.

On the programme, a 2,000-mile course, leading the 17 skippers towards the Azores, before a long climb to round the famous Fastnet lighthouse, followed by a drop down towards the finish line off Brest. After 7 days, 17 hours and 34 minutes of racing, it was Sébastien Simon who took victory in the colours of Arkéa-Paprec in what was his first IMOCA race, ahead of Yannick Bestaven (Maître CoQ) and Giancarlo Pedote (Prysmian Group).