Pascal BIDÉGORRY

IMOCA Globe Series13th
Points12 pts
Age53 (1/15/68)
Top performanceWinner of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 (Dongfeng Race Team)
Joined Imoca on2019
Team11TH HOUR RACING TEAM
BasePort-La-Forêt
Partners11TH HOUR

Profile

Better known as "Bidé", Pacal Bidégorry, a native of the Basque country, is a French sailor like no other. With a talent for making boats go fast, he won the Solitaire du Figaro in 2000 and then became a much sought-after crew member on the Orma trimarans.

In 2004, he became skipper of Team Banque Populaire. He won a series of victories before launching the construction of the world's largest trimaran - now Spindrift -, setting an Atlantic record that he still holds to this day (3 days 15 hours, more than 900 miles in 24 hours) and failing in the Jules Verne Trophy.

He then bounced around on a number of different boats and sailed aboard the VO65 Dongfeng Race Team for two Volvo Ocean Races as Charles Caudrelier's navigator, including a historic victory in 2018. 

Since 2019, Pascal Bidégorry has been sailing alongside Charlie Enright on the IMOCA 11th Hour Racing Team.

Fourth in the 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre, the two sailors will be at the start of the 2021 edition at the helm of 11th Hour Racing Team - MĀLAMA, the latest Verdier design, launched last August and cut out for The Ocean Race next year.

Sailing Highlights

2021: Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - retired (with Mālama)
2021:
The Ocean Race Europe - 2nd (with Alaka'i)
2019:
Transat Jacques Vabre (11th Hour Racing Team)- 4th
2019: Défi Azimut (11th Hour Racing Team)- 3rd
2018: Volvo Ocean Race (Dongfeng Race Team) - 1st
2015: Transat Jacques Vabre (MACIF Ultime) - 1st
2013: Transat Jacques Vabre (IMOCA) - 2nd
2012: Grand Prix Guyader (Safran) - 1st
2012: Tour de l’Europe (MOD 70) - 2nd
2011: Attempt Trophée Jules Verne (Maxi Trimaran Banque Populaire V)
2009: World Champion of Ocean Records on Maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V
2007: Transat Jacques Vabre (multihull 60 foot) - 3rd
2005: Transat Jacques Vabre (multihull 60 foot) -5th
2003: Solitaire du Figaro - 4th
2000: Solitaire du Figaro - 1st

Boat

Name 11TH HOUR RACING – MĀLAMA
Sail numberUSA 12
ArchitectGuillaume Verdier
Construction2021, CDK Technologies
Former names
Length18,28m
Beam
Draught4,50m
Weight
Mast height29m
Mast typeWing mast
FoilsYes
Sail area max.
Upwind
Downwind
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