Access

Enhancing diversity across the sailing community and greater popularity across the globe

Our Access work enables and encourages the take-up of sailing at all levels. Our focus is on promoting diversity across the sailing community, making sailing more accessible for all, and increasing participation across the sport.

THE ISSUE

Sailing is a sport which is uniquely accessible to everyone. However the sport is not as diverse as it could be, with many more men competing than women, socio-economic barriers still being perceived and faced, and Para Sailing not available to all those that benefit.

SOCIO-ECONOMIC BARRIERS

Sailing can be expensive, but there are affordable options. We want to challenge this perception and provide opportunities to improve participation.

GENDER DIVERSITY

Opportunities for women sailors at the Olympics are good, but outside this field there are far fewer options.

In some offshore classes with weight limits, teams still select to have fewer, usually heavier men, rather than including more, usually lighter women on their team.

ADAPTING SAILING FOR ALL

Only 40% of sailing nations have Para Sailing programmes.

Developing successful Para Sailing programmes can support inclusion and opportunities for people with additional needs across society.

The exclusion of sailing from the Paralympic Games provides even more urgency for support.

GOAL 1

Providing opportunities for those who might face socio-economic barriers to participation

GOAL 2

Improving gender diversity across the sport

GOAL 3

Enhancing and widening opportunities to participate in Para Sailing

We believe there is significant potential to improve access to sailing so that many more people can experience our sport.

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