Extreme Sailing Series: Seve Jarvin to skipper Team GAC Pindar in the 1st leg in Singapore
Seve Jarvin will skipper an all-Australian crew this week (5-8 February) as Team GAC Pindar aim for a podium finish in the first leg of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Singapore.
Joining Jarvin in Singapore as the Under-25 crew member is James Wierzbowski, who was a key GAC Pindar crew member for much of the 2014 season, manning the Mainsail Trimmer. Tyson Lamond (Bowman), Jack Macartney (Tactician) and Marcus Ashley-Jones (Headsail Trimmer) complete the Australian contingent for the season opener in Singapore.
GAC Pindar will compete under a joint Anglo-Aussie flag for the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™, with the skipper responsibilities shared between Jarvin and British four-time World Match Racing Tour champion, Ian Williams.
Jarvin comments: “It’s incredibly exciting to be named as co-skipper alongside a sailor of Ian’s pedigree. I’m confident the two of us can work together to really push the team on and compete at the top end of the series. We’re looking forward to taking the challenge to the rest of the field in front of a big crowd, surrounded by the magnificent Singapore skyline. We’re expecting light, tricky winds and maybe even a few thunderstorms, so we’ll have to be prepared for anything.”
GAC Pindar Principal, Andrew Pindar says, “As the Official Logistics Supplier to the Extreme Sailing Series™, we have seen the spectacular growth of the Series first hand. It is clear that catamaran racing is an ever-more important part of the sailing arena.”
GAC Group Marketing Director, Sean Bradley adds, “We’re absolutely delighted to be involved with the Extreme Sailing Series once again for the 2015 series. The opportunities that a truly global series like this creates for our company are fantastic, not only for VIP clients around the iconic event locations but also important CSR activities that we link with our local offices and the ESS boat team. Our role as official logistics partner to OC Sport allows us to showcase our expertise and ability around the world.”
Racing begins Thursday 5 February at 14:30 (GMT+8).
Crew for Extreme Sailing Series Act 1, Singapore
Skipper / helm: Seve Jarvin (AUS)
Tactician: Jack Macartney (AUS)
Mainsail Trimmer: James Wierzbowski (AUS)
Headsail Trimmers: Marcus Ashley-Jones (AUS)
Bowman: Tyson Lamond (AUS)
About Pindar equipment supply
GAC Pindar is your first port of call for integrated specialist services for the marine leisure sector, including yacht transportation, super yacht 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, the Volvo Ocean Race and the Alpari World Match Racing Tour.
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. Emphasizing 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.
About Team Pindar
Since its first ever sports sponsorship of The North Sea Yacht Race in 1980, Pindar has become one of the most established names in sailing. Pindar has supported sailing campaigns across every level, ranging from grass roots and local community projects through to match racing and global offshore events at the very pinnacle of the sport.
by Adam Tanous & Tom Dowler