GAC Pindar is standing by World Sailing’s campaign to have sailing reinstated for the 2024 Paralympic Games after its removal from the Tokyo 2020 Sports Programme by the International Paralympic Committee in January 2015.
That common goal reflects the long-term business the two entered into in November 2016 under which GAC Pindar is the official provider of logistics services for World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, throughout the current Olympic cycle which culminates in Tokyo 2020.
As part of its strategic plan, World Sailing aims to increase worldwide participation in Para World Sailing events to 40 nations across four continents by the end of 2020. And, as a sign of its support, GAC Pindar is providing selected freight services free of charge to help as many nations as possible to attend.
The first Para World Sailing event took place in Kiel, Germany from 20-25 June 2017 where a record-breaking 39 nations signed up to attend the Para World Sailing Championships, which saw new sailors from Chile, Latvia, Macau, Namibia, South Africa, Turkey, and Uruguay taking part.
GAC Pindar continues to source for cost-effective logistics solutions across the World Sailing portfolio of events. Further financial support will be put back into the sport, to be distributed by World Sailing to areas most in need.
By working with GAC Pindar, Member National Authorities, Paralympic sailors and Olympic sailors can rest assured that their equipment will be shipped by the most efficient, cost-effective means, and that they are helping the campaign to allow sailors to compete in future Olympic and Paralympic games.