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GAC supports Dubai Offshore Sailing Club initiative

DUBAI, December 5, 2019

GAC, a global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services, has been announced as the main sponsor of the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club (DOSC) initiative to help young people with learning or physical challenges experience the thrill of sailing.

Over the next three years, ‘DOSC Sailability, powered by GAC’ will enable the club to upgrade its fleet, replace land-based teaching aids and buy buoyancy aids specially designed for students with limited upper body mobility, said a statement.

In November, DOSC Sailability celebrated ten years of making the sport accessible to people of determination in the emirate. When the programme started in 2009, it had just one student and four volunteers.

Today, it has over 60 students on its register. The original fleet of Access Dinghies, purchased after a significant donation and still in use today, was boosted with the addition of two new boats last year.

Simon Reeves, president, DOSC, said: “Our partnership with GAC means that we can continue our work to make the fabulous sport of sailing inclusive for everyone.”

Stuart Bowie, group vice president – commercial, GAC, said: “At our company, we want to do well as a business, but we also want to do good in the communities that host us.”

“DOSC’s work to make sailing accessible for everyone really resonates with us, and we want to support that,” he added.

The Sailability sponsorship is in line with the group’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Around the world, GAC companies take that commitment seriously, raising awareness and funds for worthy causes, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service


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