Southampton, UK, August 8, 2014 – GAC Pindar has secured a three-year extension of its contract with the global Extreme Sailing Series™ to manage the complex worldwide shipping of the Series’ Extreme 40 boats, equipment and support materials.
Andrew Pindar, Director of GAC Pindar, commented: “Our business model of bringing together our knowledge, understanding and passion of sailing together with the strength and reach of GAC shipping and logistics has seen us become established as the provider of choice for an ever increasing range of sailing events since we started out four years ago. Securing a second three year term with OC Sport and the Land Rover partnered Extreme Sailing Series is fabulous validation that we continue to navigate a good course.”
Andy Tourell, Extreme Sailing Series Project Director, adds: “The Series is a complex logistics puzzle, and over the last three years we have received fantastic support from the team at GAC Pindar, who have never failed to deliver. The first three Acts in 2014 took the fleet from Asia, to the Middle East and then to China – 10, 000 miles in less than three months before breaking into a new territory for the Series, Saint Petersburg in Russia. GAC Pindar’s in-country local knowledge has ensured these time sensitive deliveries run to schedule. This is an exciting time for us as organisers, as the planning for the 2015 circuit comes to the fore with host venue, team and more partner announcements expected in the coming weeks with four Acts still to go in 2014.”
During the 2013 Series, GAC Pindar transported valuable racing cargo by road, sea and air, covering over 23, 000 miles supporting the elite sailing series. Meticulous logistics planning and execution helped the world’s best sailors compete in seven countries worldwide in the world’s toughest sailing series.
In 2015, the series continues to expand its global reach, traversing three continents with eight Host Venues starting in Singapore, 5-8 February, over 11 months with no room for error or delay. As official logistics partner to the Extreme Sailing series, GAC Pindar will be responsible for transporting the Extreme 40 boats – including their own team entry – as well as supporting infrastructure including the shore side facilities such as TV production equipment, the Race Village and VIP area.
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About GAC Pindar
Launched in 2011, GAC Pindar is the go-to provider for marine and sport leisure logistics. GAC Pindar combines the global strength and resources of the GAC Group with the inside understanding of the yachting world, represented by the Team Pindar professional sailing team.
GAC Pindar is the official logistics provider for the Extreme Sailing Series, the Volvo Ocean Race and the ALPARI World Match Racing Tour.
GAC Pindar is also a familiar name on the international race circuit, frequently featuring in the winning line-up at premier sailing events.