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10 Nov 2021 / Southampton, UK
Providing efficient and sustainable logistics for high profile sailing events
World Sailing has extended its long-standing partnership with GAC UK’s marine leisure, sports and events division, GAC Pindar, by another two terms until 31 December 2028.
GAC Pindar will continue to provide efficient and sustainable 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 the exclusive marine logistics and freight partner to sailing’s governing body, it 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.”
Focus on sustainability
GAC UK Managing Director Herman Jorgensen says that focus on sustainability is in line with the GAC Group’s strategy of making positive changes for a better future for the planet and its people.
“We are committed to continuing to work on making a positive difference on eight UN Sustainability Development Goals relevant to our activities and encourage others to do the same,” he adds. “GAC has already taken significant steps on its Roadmap To Sustainability, including measurable action to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and to give our customers the visibility to reduce theirs.”
Going forward, GAC’s internal IT systems will be able to provide greenhouse gas emission data at quoting stage. Customers will see price, freight timelines and Co2e consumption before placing a booking, empowering them to make informed decisions when choosing their logistics options.
Support for Paralympic sailing
GAC Pindar will also play a lead role in supporting World Sailing’s continuing campaign for Paralympic sailing to be reinstated to the Paralympics for LA2028. The shipping of boats, equipment and spare parts will be delivered by GAC Pindar’s world-class logistics and freight services to all Paralymic sailing events around the world as the sport continues to grow.
GAC Pindar’s founding partner Andrew Pindar said support for disabled sailing is something close to the company’s ethos: “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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