Giancarlo Pedote

Winner of the Transat Jacques Vabre in the Multi 50 category in 2015, double French Promotional Offshore Racing Champion in solo configuration, two first places in the Mini 6.50 ranking, 2nd in the Mini Transat 2013, Sailor of the Year in Italy in 2013 and 2015: Giancarlo Pedote is an atypical sailor: a philosophy graduate from the University of Florence, a former boxer and contact sports aficionado, he has a very methodical approach to sailing.

The author of two technical books on sailing, he began his Mini 6.50 career in 2008 with Prysmian, a sponsor whose support has been extended year on year. In 2014, he won all the races on the Mini’s Atlantic circuit scoring 5 out of 5 bullets. In 2015 he joined Erwan Le Roux for a season in Multi 50 and secured 6 out of 6 bullets including the Transat Jacques Vabre between France (Le Havre) and Brazil (Itajai).

In 2017 he joined Fabrice Amedeo’s Imoca project and then worked really hard to launch his own Vendée Globe campaign.

In 2019, Giancarlo Pedote set sail on a Vendée Globe 2020 campaign with Prysmian Group and Electriciens sans Frontières. Unremitting in all the year’s races, the Italian sailor is embarking on his first round-the-world race. For 80 days, Giancarlo manages to preserve his boat while doggedly sticking with the leading group. He finishes 8th, just hours after the winner of the race.

In 2021, the Italian skipper and Prysmian Group enjoys a great season, culminating in 6th place in the Transat Jacques Vabre with Martin Lepape.

The winter is then put to good use by the team, which carries out significant work, grafting on a new rounded bow to update the hull of this 2015 Verdier design. A huge Italian flag is also added to the back of the boat and the rudders, adding a touch of style for 2022!

Sailing Highlights

2022 : Vendée Arctique - 12th
Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 8th
: Transat Jacques Vabre - 6th
Rolex Fastnet Race - 8th
2020-21 : Vendée Globe - 8th (80d 22h 42m 20s)
2020 : Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne - 8th
2019 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 17th
Défi Azimut - 13th
Rolex Fastnet Race - 9th
Bermudes 1000 Race - 3rd
2017 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 12th
Défi Azimut - 8th
2016 : Sailor of the Year in Italy
2015 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 1st (Multi 50)
Grand Prize Guyader - 1st (Multi 50)
Tour de Belle Ile - 1st (Multi 50)
Armen Race - 1st (Multi 50)
Grand Prize Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - 1st (Multi 50)
Trofeo Prince of Brittany South Goëlo - 1st (Multi 50)
2014 : French Champion Promotion Solo Ocean Racing Class
Sailor of the Year in Italy
Lorient-Bretagne Sud Mini 2014 - 1st (Class Mini 6.50)
Les Sables Les Açores Les Sables 2014 - 1st (Mini Class 6.50)
Pornichet Select - 1st (Mini class 6.50)
Mini in May - 1st (Mini class 6.50)
Marie-Agnès Péron Trophy - 1st (Mini class 6.50)
Armen Race - 3rd (Mini class 6.50)