Imoca PRYSMIAN GROUP
Giancarlo Pedote

Giancarlo Pedote

PRYSMIAN GROUP
2nd participation

Profile

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).

Achievements

2023

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    11th
  • Rolex Fastnet Race

    14th

2022

  • Route du Rhum

    16th
  • Vendée Arctique - Les Sables d'Olonne

    12th
  • Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race

    8th

2021

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    6th
  • Rolex Fastnet Race

    8th

2020

  • Vendée Globe

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

    8th

2019

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    17th
  • Défi Azimut

    13th
  • Rolex Fastnet Race

    9th
  • Bermudes 1000 Race

    3th

2017

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    12th
  • Défi Azimut

    8th

2016

  • Italian sailor of the year

2015

  • Transat Jacques Vabre (Ocean Fifty)

    1st
  • Grand Prix Guyader (Ocean Fifty)

    1st
  • Tour de Belle Ile (Ocean Fifty)

    1st
  • Armen Race (Ocean Fifty)

    1st
  • Grand Prix Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Ocean Fifty)

    1st
  • Trofeo Prince de Bretagne Sud Goëlo (Ocean Fifty)

    1st

2014

  • French Champion in Single-handed Ocean Racing (Mini 6.50)

  • Italian sailor of the year

  • Lorient Bretagne Sud Mini 2014 (Mini 6.50)

    1st
  • Les Sables Les Açores Les Sables 2014 (Mini 6.50)

    1st
  • Pornichet Select (Mini 6.50)

    1st
  • Mini en Mai (Mini 6.50)

    1st
  • Trophée Marie-Agnès Péron (Mini 6.50)

    1st
  • Armen Race (Class40)

    3rd
  • Route du Rhum (Class40)

    10th

2013

  • French Champion in Single-handed Ocean Racing (Mini 6.50)

  • Mini Transat (Mini 6.50)

    2nd
Imoca PRYSMIAN GROUP

PRYSMIAN GROUP

  • Former names : St-Michel - Virbac, Ucar-St-Michel
  • Architect : VPLP/ Verdier
  • Construction : Multiplast Vannes
  • Launch date : 11 Septembre 2015
  • Lenght : 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 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.

Commitment

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.