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Simon Wins Bermudes 1000 Race

© Yann Riou - Polaryse / Arkéa-Paprec

Sébastien Simon (Arkéa-Paprec), winner of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro last year has triumphed in his  first major solo Imoca race. Crossing the finish line of the Bermudes 1000 Race after 7 days 17 hours and 34 minutes of racing, the skipper from the Vendèe region won over second placed Yannick Bestaven (Master-CoQ), who was 3h:13mins behind the winner and third placed Giancarlo Pedote (Prysmian Group ) was just 2 minutes behind him.

Already qualified for the Vendée Globe 2020-2021 as the skipper of a new boat, Sébastien Simon has won into Brest on the Imoca 60 PRB that Vincent Riou has been optimsings constantly since it was was launched in 2010 and fitted last year with foils as part of a further update from the Juan K office.
The Bermudes 1000 Race covered a 2000 mile course. En route to the Vendée Globe as part of the IMOCA Globe Series it allows skippers or candidates for the Vendée Globe to accumulate miles for their Vendée Globe selection.

full results: https://www.bermudes1000race.com/classement-de-la-course

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