Beyond our bespoke marine sports, leisure and event logistics services, GAC Pindar is a familiar name on the international race circuit, frequently featuring in the winning line-up at premier sailing events since 2010.
Sailors from Olympic beginnings to the dizzy heights of The Ocean Race and beyond have proudly worn the Arctic Tern logo, helping to spread the word of the good work our Operations Team do on a daily basis, providing logistics services to the global sailing and events community.
Predominantly, our race winning sailing team has been skippered by the six-time Match Racing World Champion Ian Williams featuring in the World Match Racing Tour, the Extreme Sailing Series and the M32 Worlds. In 2017, Ian wore the coveted Crimson Blazer for the third time having won the 53rd Congressional Cup.
In 2014, GAC Pindar ambassador and quadriplegic sailor Hilary Lister set a new trans-ocean record by becoming the first paralysed woman to complete the 850 NM sea voyage from Mumbai in India to Muscat, Oman. GAC Pindar remains committed to global efforts to reinstate sailing into the Paralympics.
Today, sailors continue to fly the GAC Pindar flag as we continue to drive momentum forward, committed to advancing equal opportunities for women in elite performance sailing.
Find out what Team GAC Pindar is up to by following the Sailing Team blog here.
Meet the team for GKSS Match Cup Marstrand 2021
“GAC Pindar is known worldwide for their involvement in the sport of sailing with a deep understanding of yachts and equipment. They are the natural choice when it comes to shipping sailboats and provided us with the perfect solution to deliver Comanche to Europe”
GC32 Class Manager
“We are very happy to be able to count on GAC Pindar as the official shipping and logistics provider of the GC32 Racing Tour. They provide us and our participating teams with a solid, professional and reliable logistic service.”
CEO EKS team, FIA WRX
“GAC looked after EKS’ logistics requirements on the FIA WRX championship for 2 years. During this time, we found them to be helpful, knowledgeable, passionate and professional. From the works supercars to any small part, they regarded them with equal importance. We highly recommend them in the pressured world of motorsports logistics”.
Marketing Communications Fleet Manager at Spark44
“Working in partnership with GAC allowed us to deliver our cars into China safely and on time. Communication was excellent and allowed us to track every step of the journey. Thanks to the support of GAC and their local teams we overcame many challenges and a grateful to them for helping to make the Dragon Challenge the huge success it has been.”
Director of production, Realise Communication Sweden AB for Volvo Pavilion build, VOR 17-18
“We had great support from the team from GAC during the delivery of the Volvo Ocean Race. With a very tight schedule and limited space in the race-village to handle material, the containers and machinery need to be delivered exactly on time – GAC managed this challenge in an excellent way.”
Skipper – Concise 10, MOD70
“We have highlighted the vessel monitoring service to our insurance provider which has recognised it as a solid addition to our crisis management planning. Beyond this, the support and logistics services provided by GAC Pindar, especially while we are at sea, far surpass anything else on offer in the market today.”
Fédération Française de Voile
“GAC Pindar provided the French Sailing Team with competitive rates and the whole process went extremely smoothly: bringing together needs of other sailing federations and completing operations without any delays. I strongly advise others that they consider GAC Pindar.”
8th Dimension Performance Sailing
“I set high targets with our project to have eight Dragons sailing around Europe for charters, clinics and private events. For us, the fact that we could count on GAC Pindar’s experience and capacity to start moving our boats was a key element and allowed us to focus on the commercial and financial side of our start-up company. The process of delivering our boats from the UK to Portugal was very smooth and accurate, allowing us to start with our schedule with no issues. We are looking forward to continuing to work with GAC Pindar in the years to come and provide quality sailing to the lovers of our sport.”
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