Pindar goes catamaran
Team Pindar has joined forces with Dubai-based global logistics provider GAC, to form the Team GAC Pindar entry in this year’s European Extreme Sailing Series, due to begin in Sète on 27 May, 2010.
The entry will race under a British flag and will be skippered by Australian all-round yachtsman and experienced Extreme 40 sailor Nick Moloney. Moloney has competed in the series since it began in 2007 and boasts a rich and successful sailing career, including two America’s Cup campaigns and 12 individual World Sailing Speed Records. He will be joined by three other accomplished international sailors - Britons Andy Walsh (helmsman), Iranian escapee Olly Smith (bowman), plus Kiwi yachtsman, Fraser Brown (trimmer).
Director of Team Pindar, Nick Crabtree commented: “The Extreme Sailing Series combines all that is exciting about sport and offers some fantastic marketing and hospitality opportunities at key territories around Europe. We are delighted to be joining a world class line-up and are looking forward to some exciting and competitive racing.”
Team Pindar has operated as an independent sailing company since 2008. It has been actively supporting sailing campaigns for the past 30 years, including entries on the IMOCA 60 circuit, the World Match Racing Tour and individuals at grassroots levels through to the very pinnacle of the sport.
This is the first time Team Pindar has entered the Extreme Sailing Series. Its partner is the global logistics provider GAC, which delivers a complete range of international supply chain and logistics solutions, including air and sea freight, warehousing and distribution, road transportation, project logistics, ship spares logistics, international moving and courier services.