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GAC sponsor sailability initiative at Dubai Offshore Sailing Club

by Rhys Thomas 7 Dec 2019 01:29 PST
Accessible dinghies used by the students of the DOSC Sailability programme © GAC

GAC 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.

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.

"Our partnership with GAC means that we can continue our work to make the fabulous sport of sailing inclusive for everyone," says Simon Reeves, DOSC's President.

"At GAC, we want to do well as a business, but we also want to do good in the communities that host us," says Stuart Bowie, GAC's Group Vice President - Commercial. "Dubai Offshore Sailing Club's work to make sailing accessible for everyone really resonates with us, and we want to support that."

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. For more about our CSR, go to www.gac.com/corporate-responsibility

For more about the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club's Sailability programme, go to dosc.ae/sailing/sailability

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