World Sailing, the world governing body of sailing, and leading international marine sport, leisure and event logistics provider GAC Pindar have signed a memorandum of understanding for a long-term partnership. Under the agreement, GAC Pindar is the exclusive marine logistics and shipping Official Partner of World Sailing until December 31, 2020.
The partnership was announced at this week’s World Sailing’s Annual Conference in Barcelona, Spain.
GAC Pindar will work with World Sailing to offer Member National Authorities (MNAs) service to help reduce the cost and environmental impact of logistics involved in shipping equipment to events, in line with the new World Sailing Sustainability strategy launched on Monday.
The specialist logistics provider will also support World Sailing’s mission to reinstate Paralympic Sailing back into the Sports Programme for 2024, in light of its Para World Sailing strategy released this week, with transportation solutions for Paralympic equipment for the 2017 Para World Championship and the 2017 Sailing World Cup Hyeres.
GAC Pindar representatives, including Team Principal Andrew Pindar, were at the World Sailing’s Annual Conference to outline how the partners will work together for the benefit of stakeholders.
“Sailors and sailing sponsors ourselves, we created GAC Pindar some six years ago to improving the way logistics are delivered for the global sailing community and sailing event organizers,” says Pindar. “We have become the provider of choice for many, from individual sailors through to sailing’s leading events. Our commitment to bringing the sailing sector better service, greater efficiencies and further savings will be further demonstrated over the next four years through this groundbreaking partnership.”
World Sailing Chief Executive Officer Andy Hunt adds: “GAC Pindar’s experience and world class expertise in the marine sector will prove invaluable for World Sailing and its members. In partnership with GAC we will work towards a sustainable, long term future for the sport that benefits our MNAs, class associations, members and our partners.”