World Sailing extends partnership with GAC Pindar

World Sailing has extended its long-standing partnership with GAC Pindar, GAC UK’s marine leisure, sports and events division, until 31 December 2028.

GAC Pindar will continue to provide logistics solutions to Member National Authorities (MNAs), class associations, sailors and partners involved in World Sailing owned events, such as the Offshore World Championships, World Cup Series and World Cup Series Final, the Youth World Sailing Championships and the Sailing World Championships.

As World Sailing’s exclusive marine logistics and freight partner, the company will also continue to work to reduce the costs and environmental impact of logistics in the shipping of equipment to events, in line with World Sailing’s Sustainability Agenda 2030.

Scott Over, World Sailing commercial director, says: “GAC Pindar is a recognised leader in global logistics and we are delighted to continue our relationship. Their expertise in marine leisure, sports and event logistics is unrivalled and provides MNAs, sailors and our partners with the ideal service provider for their unique needs. We are delighted to continue working with GAC Pindar and pursue our long-term shared vision for sustainable best practice in sport.”

World Sailing and GAC Pindar’s relationship focuses on sustainability, in line with GAC UK’s ten-year sustainability programme, MARS25, and the wider GAC group’s roadmap to sustainability.

“Our renewed partnership with World Sailing enables us to continue working together to shift industry focus towards reducing emissions when shipping freight across the globe,” says GAC Pindar general manager Jeremy Troughton. “We are on track to provide data on greenhouse gas emissions produced through the transport and logistics we arrange on behalf of World Sailing and MNAs at quoting stage in January 2022. This will provide complete visibility for our customers, who will see price, freight timelines and Co2e consumption before placing a booking, empowering them to make informed decisions when choosing their logistics options.”

GAC Pindar will also take on a leading role in supporting para sailing as World Sailing continues to campaign for the event to be reinstated to the Paralympics for LA2028. The shipping of boats, equipment and spare parts will be delivered by GAC Pindar’s logistics and freight services to all para sailing events around the world as the sport continues to grow.

GAC Pindar’s founding partner Andrew Pindar says: “Over the last decade we have been involved with the logistics of nearly every aspect in the sport of sailing, including the dizzy heights of The Americas Cup and what is now The Ocean Race. But in many ways our heartfelt support for disabled sailing is the most important. That is why we are joining World Sailing and many others around the world in backing the bid for reinstatement of sailing at the Paralympics in LA 2028.”

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