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Spend a day with Giancarlo Pedote, renowned Italian oceanic sailor, skipper for IMOCA Prysmain Group, the only Italian boat that will take part in the legendary Vendée Globe 2020, the non-stop solo world tour without assistance.

Two-time Champion of France Promotion Course au Large en Solitaire, two-time Mini World 6.50 Champion and two-time Sailor of the Year, Pedote has racked up numerous victories, including the only Italian achievement in Multi 50 at the Transat Jacques Vabre in 2015.

A graduate in philosophy and author of two technical manuals and a popular DVD with a passion for sea and life, Giancarlo is an eclectic character who is appreciated for his methodical and complete approach to the profession, from navigation to the management of his team.

The sailor is part of a group of friends and colleagues who have created the "Sailors in Action" project, for which they’ll be putting a day together at sea up for auction in order to offer a direct contribution to the fight against Covid 19.

This is a 100% charitable initiative to raising funds for the sourcing and purchase of the respiratory support machinery needed to tackle the Coronavirus emergency in Italy.

The sailing world, made up of people with good hearts and a fighting spirit, has responded rapidly to the "call to action" to create a “virtual” crew by offering availability, manpower and many years of experience. All to defeat the common enemy!

Date of experience will be agreed according to athlete’s availability and in accordance with current health and safety directives. The schedule for the day will be decided by the sailor and provided to the winner after auction closing.

Item #P36676

  • Participant must be at least 18 years or older.
  • Total number of people: 1.
  • Experience may not be resold or re-auctioned.
  • To be scheduled at a mutually agreeable date.
  • Blackout dates may apply.
  • Travel and accommodation not included.
  • The winner may take a photo.
  • The winner may take something to be signed.
  • Meet and greet will be in a group setting.
  • Winning bidder may be subject to a background check.
  • To occur within one year from the close of the auction.
  • We expect all winning bidders and guests to conduct themselves appropriately and be polite and respectful at all times.

This lot is not subject to service or shipping charges.

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