"My story continues with Prysmian Group" declared Giancarlo. "The company remains at my side and has decided to support a new Mini campaign".
Following the results of 2013, crowned by the recent award as Italian Sailor of the Year, Giancarlo Pedote 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.
"My story continues with Prysmian Group" - declared Giancarlo. "The company, which is sponsoring me for over 7 years, 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 actual Group's business mission to pursue excellence of performance, quality, competitiveness and innovation, while doing its utmost to respect the environment and use resources responsibly. As in sailing.