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, he has a very methodical approach to the discipline of sailing.
Author of two technical books on sailing, he started his career in Mini 6.50 in 2008 with Prysmian, a sponsor that will continue to follow him year after year. In 2014, he won all the races on the Mini circuit in the Atlantic: 5 races sailed and 5 won. In 2015, he joined Erwan Le Roux for a season in Multi 50, and won 6 of the 6 races including the Transat Jaques Vabre linking France (Le Havre) to Brazil (Itajaí).
In 2017, he joined Fabrice Amedeo's IMOCA project and worked hard to launch his own project. In 2019, Giancarlo Pedote found a boat and, supported by Prysmian Group and Electriciens sans Frontières, launched a Vendée Globe 2020 project. After an assiduous investment in all the races of the Championship, the Italian sailor will start his first round-the-world race. For 80 days, Giancarlo was able to preserve his boat while staying with the leading group with determination. He finished 8th, just a few hours after the winner of the event.
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 was then put to good use by the team, who carried out a major refit with the grafting of a new, rounded bow, thus modernising the hull of this 2015 Verdier design, a first evolution which will be continued during the winter refit at the beginning of 2023 following the Route du Rhum.
The Italian sailor's objective is now to line up at the start of as many races as possible with a more competitive boat with a view to his second solo round the world race.