Pyrsmian and Giancarlo Pedote

The New Season for Pyrsmian and Giancarlo Pedote

Following the results of 2013, crowned by the recent award as Italian Sailor of the Year, Giancarlo decided in 2014 to engage in two projects simultaneously : the search for one or more co - sponsors that could allow him to take part in the Vendée Globe 2016 and a new Mini 6.50 campaign.

The Vendée Globe is the round the world solo without stops , which takes place onboard the IMOCA 60 foot every four years and will start in November 2016. It 's a mythical race , which until now only four Italians took part : Vittorio Malingri in 1989 , Simone Bianchetti and Pasquale de Gregorio in 2000, Alessandro di Benedetto in the latest edition of 2012.

Mini Transat 2013 (@ Jacques Vapillon/Mini-Transat 2013 - All rights reserved)
Mini Transat 2013 (@ Jacques Vapillon/Mini-Transat 2013 - All rights reserved)

"My story continues with Prysmian Group" - declared Giancarlo . " The company, which is sponsoring me for over 7 years , it remains at my side and has decided to support a new Mini campaign".

That is not a second choice , it is a stage toward his goal.

" I'm approaching a new season on Mini 6:50 because this class it's under my skin," says Giancarlo . "For me it is a way to continue my preparation to the project Vendée Globe . It's important to continue sailing, keep in touch with the ocean and the ocean- race with a boat which is actually an IMOCA reduced to a third. "

Prysmian ITA 747 is indeed one of the most technological prototypes launched today with a telescopic canting keel, four ballast tanks, canting and rotating mast.

The 2014 season of Prysmian and Giancarlo will take place again in the Atlantic, and will begin with the Lorient Bretagne Sud Min 2014, a new race in double, 115 miles long that takes place between Lorient and Pornichet and envisages the circumnavigation of the island of Belle- Ile and Groix.

The participation and support of the Prysmian Group to the projects of Giancarlo represent the actua Group's business mission to pursue excellence of performance , quality, competitiveness and innovation , while doing its utmost to respect the enviroment and use resources responsibly. As in sailing.



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Prysmian Group and Giancarlo Pedote have several years of collaboration and successes behind them. This partnership brings together the values of sailing and the Group’s ideals: beliefs such as teamwork, strategy, commitment and adaptability.

Sailing embodies a spirit of entrepreneurship and discovery, together with a strong engagement with nature. Prysmian Group similarly pursues excellence in performance, quality, competitiveness and innovation, always trying to respect the environment and use its resources responsibly, with the aim of achieving sustainable development and respecting the rights of future generations.

Prysmian Group is world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry. With sales of some €8 billion in 2012, about 20,000 employees across 50 countries and 91 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and offers the widest range of products, services, technologies and know-how. In the Energy sector, Prysmian Group operates in the business of underground and submarine power transmission cables and systems, special cables for applications in many different industrial sectors and medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure industry. In the Telecom sector, the Group manufactures cables and accessories for the voice, video and data transmission industry, offering a complete range of optical fibres, optical and copper cables and connectivity systems. Prysmian is a public company listed on the Milan Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index.

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