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our service includes rib charter, shorterm and longterm van rentals, dinghy rental and full logistic support.

who we are

Sail Support Service | was founded in 2006 by Arthur Thueringer, an ex 470 dinghy sailor and sail coach with the target to make the life of coaches and sailing federations easier by providing professional coachboat services to them.

While in the first years the supply of high quality VSR Ribs for oversea nations in Europe was the main field of activity, from 2009 on the service was expanded already in the Middle East during European winter season. As a winner of the Sail the Gulf Trophy in Doha 2001 for Arthur the Middle East was and will always be one of the best watersport regions in the world.

With services expanding to car rental, equipment supply, logistic support, etc. and a growing fleet of even better ribs year by year in autum 2015 we have decided to give five VSR 5.4 ribs inc. Yamaha F60 engines a new home in the GCC region on a permanent basis. This will allow us to support all kind of regattas and activities in the GCC region at affordable rates and with short transit times of our fleet.

Rib Charter & Sales

Supply of charter-fleets up to 20 identical boats of high class VSR and MaCh coach-, jury- and umpireboats worldwide

Sale of ex-charter ribs including service & maintenance contracts, financing and insurance solutions

24h maintenance and service support during events

Dinghy Charter & Sales

Optimist and 420 charter boats delivered & rigged up ready to race

Supply of brand new or ex-charter dinghies including branding, delivery, customs procedures, etc.

Logistics & Team Support

You plan a trip to participate at an European Regatta with your team? We make it happen from collection at the airport to coaching, dinghies, hotels,…

You want to store some equipment in Europe between events or get it moved from A to B? We have the experience to handle your sailing equipment with great care and make sure it is at the next spot on time

Race Management & Equipment supply

We provide you all kind of equipment for rent or for sale. Never worry about leaking marks, missing flags or empty air-horns – we provide you with equipment for up to three race courses!

You are missing also manpower? Our network of highly skilled professionals setting your courses and getting your races underway is available for you



  • 2023

    Official Supplier für Aarhus Ocean Race Stop Over

  • 2018 – 2019

    Official Supplier für die TP52 Super Series Umpire Ribs

  • 2017

    Supplier for the America’s Cup in Bermuda supplying 35 ribs for the course marshalls and mark layers

  • 2017

    ISAF Worlds Aarhus, official supplier

  • 2014 – 2015

    Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club Supplier for Ribs at the ISAF World Cup Finale

  • Since 2014

    Supplier für RC44 / 44 CUP Umpires and Teams

  • 2013

    Laser (ILCA) Worlds Musannah, Oman, Official supplier

  • 2010

    Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai, Supplier


  • 2022 – 2023

    Supplier for the US Sailing Team at 420 Worlds and Europeans with 8 x 420 dinghies & 4 coach boats

  • 2016

    Supplier for Euromed Regatta Malta with 56 Optimists & 6 Ribs

  • 2013

    Opti European Championship Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, Official Supplier with 130 Optis and 18 Ribs


  • 2023 – 2024

    Mobility partner for Yachting New Zealand Olympic Team in Europe with 4 Mercedes Vito & 1 Iveco Daily



Located in austria

Arthur Thueringer

Managing Director & Owner