Date of birth: 15 January 1968
In: Bayonne, France
Legs sailed in this edition: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
In-Port Races: Alicante, Lisbon, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Auckland, Itajaí, Newport, Cardiff, Gothenburg, The Hague
Something about him that you didn’t know: As skipper of Banque Populaire V in 2009, Pascal broke the Mediterranean, 24 hour and Transatlantic distance record with the latter still being unbeaten today.
Who he is: Bidégorry is one of France’s most accomplished sailors with a string of victories and records to his name, including the Solitaire du Figaro and Transat Jacques Vabre. He has raced across the Atlantic more than 30 times but only chose to race around the planet on the Volvo Ocean Race with Dongfeng Race Team in 2014-15, quickly becoming a firm fan favourite due to some brave navigational calls.
Previous Volvo Ocean Races:
2014-15 Dongfeng Race Team