MINI TRANSAT – Back in the lead in the prototype division is Giancarlo PEDOTE sailing the 3 year old radical scow bow mini #747. Although the video above is old and in French, it shows clearly just how fast this boat is. Below are some more interesting facts about the current leader and his radical little mini:
Giancarlo PEDOTE N° 747
A bold bet…
Giancarlo Pedote, returned to the Mini circuit after a detour through the Figaro class, he made a daring choice for the next Mini Transat. He decided to buy the revolutionary prototype of David Raison which was brilliantly placed in the Transat 6.50 2011 from La Rochelle to Salvador de Bahia. If he is successful on this second pass, some naysayers might see this as confirmation that the boat is better the rest. If it fails?
But all these considerations hardly shake Giancarlo who has chosen exile in Lorient as preparation and devote all his time to training aboard his unusual machine. The 2012 season was an opportunity to become familiar with an inherently fast sailboat, but one whose use is, by definition, different from more conventional hulls. The early season races will allow him to measure progress over the past year.