Specialist appointed official shipping and logistics services provider GAC Pindar has been awarded a contract as the official shipping and logistics services provider to the historic Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club from July 2012 through to December 2015.
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club will host a number of international sailing regattas over the next couple of years, including the World Sailing Championships for the Flying Fifteens and Etchells classes in 2013 and 2015. Under the agreement, GAC Pindar will provide a full range of operational capabilities to manage the movement and transportation of yachts for those competing in events at the Club, as well as general marine leisure craft of its members. GAC Pindar will also play a significant role in several other major regattas, including the Rolex China Sea Race.
GAC Pindar will work closely with and draw on the local expertise and resources of GAC Hong Kong to meet the needs of the Yacht Club. Alwyn Mendonca, GAC Hong Kong’s Managing Director, says: “This appointment is a perfect way to demonstrate our capabilities in serving the complex marine sport and leisure sector. We’ve been working hard to develop tailor-made services to respond to the demands of the yachting world and meet the specific needs of individual customers.”
Andrew Pindar, Director of GAC Pindar, adds: “We look forward to serving the Club, its members and those who bring their boats to compete in the events it organises. The emblem of GAC Pindar is the Arctic Tern, a loyal, hard working bird that migrates further than any other. We shall proudly bring those traits to our partnership with the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, as we offer our skills and service in the migration of boats for its members.”
Mark Bovaird, Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club General Manager, says: “We have been aiming to partner with a reputable shipping/logistics company for some time, given our desire to increase the number of overseas entries in our major events. The addition of the World Sailing Championships to our calendar of events in 2013 and 2015 heightened the need for such an alliance and we are very happy to have come to this agreement with GAC Pindar.
“GAC Pindar has proven its expertise with the transportation of boats during events such as the Extreme 40 Sailing Series and World Match Racing Tour. They are a welcome addition to our valued roster of commercial partners and sponsors, and this relationship is sure to benefit our members and visitors alike!”
About GAC Pindar
GAC Pindar is your first port of call for integrated specialist services for the marine leisure sector, including yacht transportation, superyacht services, air sea and road freight, yacht spares logistics, sailing event management, ship agency and corporate hospitality. It is the winning combination of the global strength and resources of the GAC Group with the insider understanding of the yachting world represented by the Team Pindar professional sailing team.
Launched in 2011, GAC Pindar is headquartered at the heart of the yachting community – in the UK sailing hub of Southampton.
In addition to providing services to the worldwide yachting community, GAC Pindar is a familiar name on the international race circuit, frequently featuring in the winning line-up at premier sailing events.
GAC Pindar is the official logistics provider for the Extreme Sailing Series.
Quality and trust are touchstones of the GAC promise. The Group’s extensive portfolio of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services provide clients from the shipping, transportation and manufacturing industries with competitive solutions to help keep their business moving efficiently and cost-effectively.
GAC is no stranger to the complex demands of sports logistics. It has a strong track record of providing speedy and efficient solutions for sporting events, including premier sailing events.
Established in 1956, GAC has its headquarters in Dubai, and employs over 9, 000 people in more than 300 offices around the world.
About Team Pindar
Team Pindar is a world-class sailing team competing in international competitions, including the Extreme Sailing Series and the World Match Racing Tour since 1980 when it first competed in the North Sea Race.