World Sailing Trust release Women in Sailing Strategic Review

The World Sailing Trust is pleased to release its Strategic Review into Women in Sailing, a report that explores gender balance and makes a case for change to address disparities within the sport. Click here for the full Women in Sailing Strategic Review. Announced on International Women’s Day 2019, the Strategic Review forms part of the Trust’s Access to Sailing work and focuses on increasing gender diversity across the sport. The document provides insight from 4,500 respondents aged 11-83 from 75 nations with a variety of experience across the sport. Respondents’ backgrounds vary from dinghy and keelboat sailors with offshore …

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World Sailing Trust partners with The Ocean Race

The World Sailing Trust, the charitable arm of World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, is pleased to announce a partnership with The Ocean Race. The Trust and The Ocean Race will develop new resources to educate young sailors on sustainability, enabling them to learn how to protect the marine environment while they sail. As the future of the sailing community, young sailors have a significant role to play in ensuring that the waters they sail on are healthy and that sustainable practices and innovations are integrated in training and racing events. To support this, the six resources …

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World Sailing Trust launches global survey for strategic review of women in sailing

The World Sailing Trust is pleased to announce the launch of its global survey on women in sailing, looking at trends within sailing and the wider industry around gender disparity. Announced on International Women’s Day earlier this year, the Strategic Review, that forms part of the World Sailing Trust’s Access to sailing work, focuses on increasing gender diversity across the sport. As a public document, published on the World Sailing Trust’s website, it will provide recommendations and actions for partners across the globe looking to be part of this change. The first step in this process will be the survey …

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World Sailing Trust & Ocean Heroes to deliver youth sustainability initiatives at Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships

On World Oceans Day, the World Sailing Trust, the charitable arm of World Sailing, and the Ocean Heroes team are pleased to announce a partnership to deliver youth sustainability training at the 2019 Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships. The Championships, held in Gdynia, Poland from 13-20 July 2019, will see the delivery of the Ocean Heroes training programme to the 415 competitors from 67 nations to activate them in stemming the flow of plastic pollution into the world’s oceans. Comprised of three core partners – Captain Planet Foundation, Lonely Whale, and Point Break Foundation – the Ocean Heroes team aim …

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World Sailing Trust to support women and girls in sailing

On International Women’s Day, the World Sailing Trust is pleased to announce it will receive funding for a project looking to support women and girls in sailing. The project will explore gender parity across the sport and within the sailing industry and aims to promote diversity, make sailing more accessible and increase participation. The exploratory phase of the project will look at the experience of children, young people and adults learning to sail, those sailing for fun and professionally, inshore and offshore, and those working and volunteering within the wider sailing sector. The Trust will look to identify disparities across …

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11th Hour Racing to support first global World Sailing Trust project

The World Sailing Trust’s Marine Health Fund will receive funding from 11th Hour Racing to support two projects. These new projects will focus on training young sailors on environmental sustainability and reducing the negative impact that the sport of sailing can have on the environment. 11th Hour Racing is an international organization based in Newport, RI that establishes strategic partnerships in the sailing and maritime communities to promote collaborative, systemic change benefitting the health of the ocean. The two projects supported by 11th Hour Racing seek to improve sustainable practices by engaging with sailors at a number of stages within …

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WST Chair Caffari invites sailing community to share global commitment

Dee Caffari, Chair of the World Sailing Trust, invited the sailing community to share in the Trust’s commitment to safeguard the oceans and the future of the sport at World Sailing’s 2018 Annual Conference in Sarasota, Florida, USA. World Sailing’s Annual Conference is the yearly meeting of sailing’s influencers and key stakeholders. The delegates spark the conversation, review the strategy of the sport and make decisions that impact both professional and recreational sailors around the world. More than 580 delegates, ranging from event organisers, international class associations, member nations, sailors and committee members were present in Sarasota. Caffari addressed delegates …

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Dee Caffari, Trustee Chair, introduces the World Sailing Trust

Chair of the World Sailing Trust, Dee Caffari, a leading offshore sailor and ocean advocate, will bring her expertise to the Trust to fundraise and partner with organisations around Marine Health, Youth Development and Access. Following her success onboard Turn the Tide on Plastic during the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, World Sailing spoke exclusively to Caffari before the launch of the World Sailing Trust.

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