A boat's energy is providing international aid services

Since 2019, as part of his Vendée Globe project, Giancarlo Pedote, a professional yachtsman, has been skippering an IMOCA 60 type yacht in the colours of Electriciens sans frontières and the Prysmian Group.

Three players with one single aim: to share their energy

  • Electriciens sans frontières fights against inequalities in access to electricity and water in the world by using renewable energies
  • Le Groupe Prysmian, cable manufacturer, enables the development of networks (energy and telecommunications)
  • Giancarlo Pedote is a professional skipper who shares our commitment

Energy is essential for daily life and human development, whether for communication, care, food or work. It improves people’s lives.

Giancarlo Pedote’s project is based on the #4PEOPLE concept, which is summed up in the statement by Hervé Gouyet, Electriciens sans frontières’ president:

“By sharing our energy and our efforts, during this solo round-the-world trip, we can raise awareness of the issues of universal access to electricity and water in the world and promote our international aid projects.”


A boat takes a great deal of energy, both physical and mental and that’s a big commitment. Wind energy and human energy are vital for navigating at sea and for maintaining vigilance at all times. Electriciens sans frontières’ volunteers deploy that same energy and commitment to advance access to electricity and water in 38 countries around the world."
Giancarlo Pedote

United around the world: the Vendée Globe 2020!

Throughout the Vendée Globe a non-stop, unassisted and solo race around the globe), our sailor Giancarlo Pedote wears Electriciens sans frontières’ colours and supports our operations 1 click = 1 metre of cable.

Three projects will be highlighted over the three months of the race: the opportunity to shed light on our actions during this sporting feat. To support the operation and follow the project, meet on Prysmian Ocean Racing’s Facebook and Instagram social networks!

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By making a donation, I commit to fight against inequalities in access to electricity and water across the world.


1 like = 1 metre of cable

For every like on Prysmian Ocean Racing’s social media posts, the Prysmian Group has committed to donate 1 metre of cable for Electriciens sans frontières’ projects around the world.

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Three players, one single aim

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