Ian Williams is back at the helm in the penultimate event of the Extreme Sailing Series

Sports — By on October 11, 2012 at 6:39 PM

GAC Pindar sailing in Nice just off the famous Promenade des Anglais – Credit Lloyd Images: www.lloydimages.com

GAC Pindar skipper continues quest for a podium result in Nice

France, 11 October 2012 – Reigning ISAF World Match Racing champion, Ian Williams is to lead the GAC Pindar Extreme team once again at the penultimate event of the Extreme Sailing Series in Nice, France – October 18 – 21.

Fresh from competing at Match Race France and the Argo Gold Cup in Bermuda where the Brit picked up another two podium results, Williams now heads to France ready for some more thrilling Extreme 40 multi-hull action.

Williams will rejoin the GAC Pindar Extreme team comprising of the US golden girl of sailing and Olympic medalist Anna Tunnicliffe, America’s Cup sailor Mark Bulkeley, Tornado sailor Andrew Walsh and 49er sailor Rick Peacock. Having narrowly missed out on a podium result in Cardiff, the GAC Pindar team are eager to continue their quest for a podium finish.

Williams says: “I am really looking forward to getting back at the helm of the GAC Pindar Extreme 40 in the Nice event. Walshy did a great job standing in for the last two regattas and having got so close to the podium in China and Cardiff this year, I really feel it is just a matter of time. I am excited about sailing with Anna Tunnicliffe and Rick Peacock for the first time and hope this is the regatta where we can finally crack it!”

The 2012 Extreme Sailing Series has been the most action-packed season to date yet, with the highly anticipated finale being held in the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, December 6 – 9. The event will be the culmination of eleven months of global touring for the eight Extreme 40 teams where the final races of the Series will be played out for the overall 2012 Series championship title.

For more information on GAC Pindar and the Extreme Sailing Series, please visit:

www.gacpindar.com www.facebook.com/teamgacpindar www.twitter.com/gacpindar and www.extremesailingseries.com

About GAC Pindar

GAC Pindar is your first port of call for integrated specialist services for the marine leisure sector, including yacht transportation, superyacht services, air sea and road freight, yacht spares logistics, sailing event management, ship agency and corporate hospitality. It is the winning combination of the global strength and resources of the GAC Group with the insider understanding of the yachting world represented by the Team Pindar professional sailing team.

Launched in 2011, GAC Pindar is headquartered at the heart of the yachting community – in the UK sailing hub of Southampton.

In addition to providing services to the worldwide yachting community, GAC Pindar is a familiar name on the international race circuit, frequently featuring in the winning line-up at premier sailing events.

GAC Pindar is the official logistics provider for the Extreme Sailing Series.

About GAC

GAC is a global provider of shipping, logistics and marine services. These services are constantly being refined and integrated to serve our customers’ increasing need for competitive solutions. Emphasising trust, reliability and a strong human touch, GAC has been building its reputation in its chosen markets since 1956.

Headquartered in Dubai, GAC employs over 9, 000 people in more than 300 offices worldwide.

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About Team Pindar

Team Pindar is a world-class sailing team competing in international competitions, including the Extreme Sailing Series and the World Match Racing Tour since 1980 when it first competed in the North Sea Race.

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