Giancarlo Pedote

Winner of the Transat Jacques Vabre in Multi 50 in 2015, 2 times Champion de France Promotion Course au Large en Solitaire; 2 times in first position in the Mini 6.50 ranking, 2nd at the Minitransat 2013; Italian Sailor of the Year 2013 and 2015: Giancarlo Pedote is an atypical sailor: graduated in Philosophy at the University of Florence, has a very methodical approach to the discipline of sailing.

In his past also boxing and full contact. Author of two Technical books on sailing, began his career in Mini 6.50 in 2008 together with Prysmian, sponsor that will continue to follow him year after year. In 2014 he won all the races of the Mini circuit in the Atlantic: 5 races won in 5 played. In 2015 he joined Erwan Le Roux for a season in Multi 50, and won 6 out of 6 races including the Transat Jaques Vabre on the route France (Le Havre) – Brazil (Itajai).

In 2017 he joined the Imoca project by Fabrice Amedeo and then worked hard to launch their own Vendée Globe project.

In 2019, Giancarlo Pedote is embarking on the Vendée Globe 2020 project with Prysmian Group and Electriciens sans Frontières. After an assiduous investment in all the races of the year, the Italian sailor is embarking on his first round-the-world race. During 80 days, Giancarlo has been able to preserve his boat while staying with the leading group with determination. He finished 8th, only a few hours after the winner of the race.

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

The winter is then put to good use by the team, which carries out a large-scale project with the grafting of a new bow, rounded, thus modernizing the hull of this 2015 Verdier design. A large Italian flag was also added to the back of the boat and on 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)