GAC Pindar

Andrew Pindar

  • Nationality: UK
  • Biography: As a sometime sailor Andrew became involved in more serious yachting over thirty seven 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 many 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 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 six times the Pindar name has, for the last seven years, become internationally known in the world of marine sport, leisure and event logistics trading as GAC Pindar and TNL Pindar. Already trusted to deliver the logistics for such as the Extreme Sailing Series, the Volvo Ocean Race, the World Match Racing Tour and the GC32’s, they one year ago announced a four year partnership with World Sailing designed to benefit all sailors from the 145 member nations and support the return of sailing to the Paralympics.Wearing a separate hat Pindar have run sailing programmes for various other brands over the years and run a thriving charter and sail training business in Abu Dhabi using its two sponsored Volvo 60 yachts.

    In the spring of this year Andrew was appointed an ambassador of the Volvo Ocean Race, helping make connections and supporting the commercial team as they build new and leverage established partnerships.

    He is also a patron of the Sail 4 Cancer charity, which uses sailing to benefit those affected by the disease.