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.
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.
Sailing can be expensive, but there are affordable options. We want to challenge this perception and provide opportunities to improve participation.
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.
Providing opportunities for those who might face socio-economic barriers to participation
Improving gender diversity across the sport
Enhancing and widening opportunities to participate in Para Sailing