Giancarlo Pedote PRYSMIAN GROUP

Giancarlo Pedote

2nd Participation


47 years old


Giancarlo has a degree in philosophy. He is also a former boxer. He has a Cartesian approach to sailing, through which he seeks to exceed his limits. Winner of the 2015 Transat Jacques Vabre in Ocean Fifty, he was twice elected « Sailor of the Year » in Italy in 2014 and 2016. In 2020, he finished 8th in the Vendée Globe, 19 hours after the winner. He is the author of two books on learning to sail in Italy and has also published a book about his Vendée Globe, « L'anima nell'oceano », published by Rizzoli. In addition to sailing, Giancarlo has created two initiatives based on his knowledge: #CROSSSPORT (every sport teaches other sports and everyday life) and #CROSSOCEAN (initiatives dedicated to the protection of the Ocean).



Rolex Fastnet Race - 14th


Route du Rhum - 16th
Vendée Arctique - 12th
Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 8th


Transat Jacques Vabre - 6th
Rolex Fastnet Race - 8th


Vendée Globe - 8th(80d22h 42m 20s)
Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne - 8th


Transat Jacques Vabre - 17th
Défi Azimut - 13th
Rolex Fastnet Race - 9th
Bermudes 1000 Race - 3th


Transat Jacques Vabre - 12th
Défi Azimut - 8th


Italian sailor of the year


Transat Jacques Vabre - 1st(Ocean Fifty)
Grand Prix Guyader - 1st(Ocean Fifty)
Tour de Belle Ile - 1st(Ocean Fifty)
Armen Race - 1st(Ocean Fifty)
Grand Prix Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - 1st(Ocean Fifty)
Trofeo Prince de Bretagne Sud Goëlo - 1st(Ocean Fifty)


French Champion in Single-handed Ocean Racing (Mini 6.50)
Italian sailor of the year
Lorient-Bretagne Sud Mini 2014 - 1st(Mini 6.50)
Les Sables Les Açores Les Sables 2014 - 1st(Mini 6.50)
Pornichet Select - 1st(Mini 6.50)
Mini en Mai - 1st(Mini 6.50)
Trophée Marie-Agnès Péron - 1st(Mini 6.50)
Armen Race - 3rd(Class40)
Route du Rhum - 10th(Class40)


French Champion in Single-handed Ocean Racing (Mini 6.50)
Mini Transat- 2nd(Mini 6.50)

© Eloi Stichelbaut / PolaRYSE


  • Former names: St-Michel - Virbac, Ucar-St-Michel
  • Architect: VPLP/ Verdier
  • Construction: Multiplast Vannes
  • Launch Date: 11 September 2015
  • Length: 18,28 m
  • Beam: 5,80 m
  • Draught: 4,50 m
  • Weight: 8 tonnes
  • Mast height: 29 m
  • Upwind sail area: 300 m2
  • Downwind sail area: 600 m2


Prysmian Group

Prysmian Group is a world leader in the industry of cable systems for energy and telecommunications. With more than 150 years of experience, a turnover of around 16 billion euros, more than 30,000 employees in 50 countries and 108 production units, the group - strongly positioned in the high-tech markets - offers the widest range of products, services, technologies and know-how.


Giancarlo and Prysmian Group share values such as innovation, the willingness to go beyond one's limits, the search for new challenges and the commitment towards sustainability. In 2019, they launched the concept of #4PEOPLE, which aims to express the responsibility and commitment of Prysmian Group in social and environmental matters as well as to  « Electriciens Sans Frontières », which promotes access to electricity and water for populations in difficulty as a lever for economic and social development.