CREW TRAINING

Savvy people stay on top of their maritime training requirements across the marine leisure and superyacht sectors with GAC and the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI), which provides safety courses and professional maritime qualifications in the heart of beautiful County Cork, Ireland.

In collaboration with the NMCI, GAC meets all your crew training needs in a world class maritime academic facility. Based in County Cork, the extensive training technology includes a full 360-degree mission bridge simulator, a full sized engine room, jetty, fire-fighting training facilities and a sea survival pool.

Flexible training solutions are provided either online, at your own location or at the state-of-the-art facility in Cork which offers safety courses and STCW, OPITO, PYA and MCA approved professional maritime qualifications.

  • 17 simulators to give a realistic virtual experience of bridge, engine room, fleetwork, VTS and Global Maritime Distress & Safety System, including 360-degree imaging
  • Fully operational full-sized ship engine and control rooms
  • Welding and electrical workshops and mechanical engineering facilities
  • Return-to-Scene (R2S) digital photographic imaging
  • A survival pool used by professional ocean racers
  • Full firefighting training facilities.

Contact us to today for all your training needs wherever you need them.

GAC Pindar - Crew training - National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI)
GAC Pindar - Crew training - National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI)

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Testimonials

Mitch Booth

“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”

Mitch Booth
Skipper, SY Comanche

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.”

Christian Scherrer
GC32 Class Manager

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”.

Klas Boman
CEO EKS team, FIA WRX

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.”

Rebecca Albright
Marketing Communications Fleet Manager at Spark44

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.”

Joakim Valfridsson
Director of production, Realise Communication Sweden AB for Volvo Pavilion build, VOR 17-18

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.”

Ned Collier Wakefield
Skipper – Concise 10, MOD70

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.”

Lionel Cottin
Fédération Française de Voile

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.”

Pedro Andrade
8th Dimension Performance Sailing

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