Giancarlo Pedote

Giancarlo Pedote

The partnership between Prysmian Group and Giancarlo Pedote dates back to over ten years ago. Together they have achieved important victories and results aboard several types of boat, such as: second place at the 2013 Mini Transat, two first places in the Mini class world ranking, two medals “Champion de France Promotion Course au Large en Solitaire”, two awards as “Sailor of the Year” and a victory in the Transat Jacques Vabre in 2015.
Through their participation in the Vendée Globe, Prysmian Group and Giancarlo Pedote are now rising to a new challenge of more than just a sporting nature, becoming ambassadors to the world of the positive values that set them apart.

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Prysmian Group

Prysmian Group is world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. With almost 140 years of experience, sales exceeding €11 billion, about 29,000 employees in over 50 countries and 112 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and offers the widest possible range of products, services, technologies and know-how. It operates in the businesses of underground and submarine cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, of special cables for applications in many different industries and of medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors. For the telecommunications industry, the Group manufactures cables and accessories for voice, video and data transmission, offering a comprehensive range of optical fibres, optical and copper cables and connectivity systems. Prysmian is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index.

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Electriciens sans frontières

Electriciens sans frontières is a French international NGO and registered charity. For more than 30 years it has been committed to providing access to electricity and water for the poorest populations across the world. It firmly believes that ensuring access to modern energy services and quality water sources, using renewable energy, is essential for promoting economic and human development for everyone. Since 1986 it has been serving people living in isolated rural areas without access to the energy network. In partnership with local actors it analyses their needs in order to identify the most affordable, effective and sustainable solutions. Since 2012 the Electriciens sans Frontières model has been exported to Germany, Spain, Switzerland, North America and Italy where similar structures have been created.

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Photo IMOCA _ Prysmian Electriciens sans Frontières ©Francois Van Mallegem _ 3(1)

The boat

For his latest adventures, Giancarlo PEDOTE is at the helm of one of the most high-performance boats of its generation. Built in 2015, for the Vendée Globe (4th), she proved her potential by winning the Transat Jacques Vabre 2017 and finishing 2nd in the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe in 2018. In 2019 the boat changes its name and passes Prysmian Group it will finish 8th in the Vendée Globe.

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Next races


START : 12th June 2022 – Les Sables d’Olonne

On the Prysmian Group – Electriciens sans Frontières boat, Giancarlo PEDOTE will participate in all the major singlehanded and double-handed yacht races.

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