Prysmian Group, a world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, confirms its commitment to sailing. A long history of success dating back to 2007 that has led the Group to realize its project to participate in 2020, along with skipper Giancarlo Pedote, in the Vendée Globe, the world's most challenging non-stop solo ocean race around the world, without docking or assistance.
In addition to the Vendée Globe competition, the project calls for participation in a series of preparatory races, in which Giancarlo Pedote will compete aboard an IMOCA 60 with foils. The first tests in the water have been successfully completed in recent days and the boat is ready to face the forthcoming challenges. Thanks to the international reach of the project and the popularity of these sporting competitions, Prysmian Group will be able to raise awareness on and strengthen its brand throughout the world, particularly in the main geographical areas in which it operates, such as Europe and the Americas.
The initiative represents more than just an athletic endeavor. Thanks to the involvement of Electriciens sans frontières, an international NGO that develops international humanitarian projects aimed at bridging disparities in access to electricity and water worldwide and at promoting the economic and social development of populations that are more in need or impacted by natural disasters, in particular through renewable energy, Prysmian Group and Giancarlo Pedote are making the values of sustainability and social commitment the project's focal point.