The World Sailing Trust is a global charity established to support sailing in all its forms. We work to promote participation and access, support young sailing athletes and safeguard our waters for future generations.


The World Sailing Trust was set up by World Sailing to catalyse change. World Sailing, as the global governing body for the sport, is uniquely positioned to influence and affect change across the global sailing community, and will work with the World Sailing Trust to generate impact around the world.

Using our collective influence, and working in partnership with individuals and organisations around the world, the World Sailing Trust has the opportunity to inspire greater participation across the globe and establish far-reaching partnerships to safeguard the future of sailing and our planet’s waters.

The World Sailing Trust has closely aligned its goals with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and World Sailing’s Sustainability Agenda, both setting specific targets to be achieved by 2030.


The sailing community has a responsibility to protect the waters we sail on and to promote environmentally sustainable activities, products and practices.

Good competition happens when a variety and number of competitors are able to compete. We believe that those with fewer opportunities should be supported to fulfil their potential and to compete at the highest levels.

Sailing is for everyone, whatever their gender, capacity, wealth, age or nationality. We believe that sailing as a sport benefits when a diverse range of people are able to participate, and we know that the opportunity to sail benefits individuals too.


Dee Caffari, Chair

Dee Caffari MBE is the only woman to have sailed solo, non-stop, around the world in both directions and the first woman to sail non-stop around the world three times.

Theresa Zabell

Theresa Zabell is the only female, Spanish, double-Olympic athlete and has founded the foundation, ECOMAR, helping over 140,000 children.

Duncan Truswell

A former Laser sailor and coach, Duncan has worked for the Royal Yachting Association within the British Sailing Team, responsible for the Junior and Youth Racing Programmes.

Dr Susie Tomson

Business Green’s Sustainability Leader of the Year 2017, Dr Susie Tomson has extensive experience delivering global sustainability programmes, including leading Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup Campaign to become the first sports team to achieve ISO20121 certification.

Lindani Mchunu

Sailing Academy Manager at the Royal Cape Yacht Club, Lindani has had a huge impact on diversity in sailing and the wider marine industry in South Africa.


Victoria Low, Head,
World Sailing Trust

Victoria leads the World Sailing Trust, working closely with the Board of Trustees and partners and stakeholders around the world to maximise the Trust’s impact.

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