Andrew Pindar OBE DL

GAC Pindar

As a sometime sailor Andrew became involved in more serious yachting thirty eight years ago by sponsoring the North Sea Race from his home town of Scarborough to Ijmuiden, Holland. This proved to be the start of a relationship with boats, people and water which has evolved to make the Pindar name synonymous with some of the most notable sailing campaigns of recent years. He has supported numerous sailors of many nationalities in teams and events from dinghy classes to ocean racing yachts. The names of these athletes include; single handed round the world sailor Emma Sanderson ( Richards ) MBE, the late fabulous quadriplegic sailor Hilary Lister, 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Hannah Mills, ocean racer and environmental campaigner Jo Royle, Volvo Ocean Race winner Mike Sanderson, multiple ocean record holder Brian Thompson, six time world match race tour champion Ian Williams and through a ground breaking deal in American sport the whole US Sailing Team.

Having sailed round the world no fewer than seven times the Pindar name has, for the last eight years, been in partnership with global shipping and logistics company GAC trading as GAC Pindar. Today GAC Pindar is proud to deliver the logistics for; the GC32 series, the Volvo Ocean Race and two years ago announced a ground breaking four year logistics partnership with World Sailing designed to benefit sailors from the 145 member nations and support the return of sailing to the Paralympics.

GAC Pindar continue to sponsor Ian Williams in the World March Racing Tour and the whole British Finn under 23 squad. Wearing a separate hat Pindar Partners run a thriving charter and sail training business with its two Volvo 60 yachts in Abu Dhabi. Andrew is a patron of Sail4Cancer, a supporter of the UKSA and an ambassador of the Volvo Ocean Race.