Launch of ‘Race for Change,’ a charity eSailing race within the Vendée Globe

Along with World Sailing and Virtual Regatta we are excited to announce the launch of the World Sailing Trust Challenge ‘Race for Change’ within the forthcoming Vendée Globe eSailing race. The challenge, the first of its kind, will be held on Virtual Regatta Offshore for the duration of the real-life race, with a portion of the proceeds going to support the work of the World Sailing Trust. Virtual Regatta is excited to extend the relationship with World Sailing to include the World Sailing Trust, in order to support safeguarding the planet and the future of the sport. Virtual Regatta have …

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Praise for progress made on gender equity at diversity panel discussion

As part of the 2020 Annual Conference, the World Sailing Trust held a successful panel discussion on Gender & Geographical Diversity, featuring a host of engaging and well-informed panellists. World Sailing received positive feedback from UN Women amongst others for the progress made on making the sport more inclusive for all, but it was acknowledged that there is still plenty of work to be done during an enlightening discussion between those inside and outside sailing. Focusing on two main areas – Inclusion & Diversity, and Gender & Diversity – the panel exchanged best practice and answered questions on how to …

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World Sailing Trust support the launch of youth sustainability education materials for sailing clubs

The World Sailing Trust is pleased to announce the launch of World Sailing’s Sustainability Education Programme, developed with The Ocean Race, for sailing clubs and parents to support World Sailing’s Sustainability Agenda 2030 – sailing’s commitment to global sustainability. World Sailing Trust’s Marine Health Fund received funding from 11th Hour Racing to support the project. Launched on Earth Day [22 April 2020] the Sustainability Education Programme resources are free to use and are broken down into six topics which will be released over the next six weeks. Initially released in English, further versions will be available in the coming weeks …

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Sailing becomes first Olympic sport to commit to the Sport for Generation Equality Declaration

World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, has become the first Olympic sport to sign the UN Women Sport for Generation Equality Declaration. The signing of declaration follows from the World Sailing Trust’s publication of their Strategic Review into Women in Sailing. The report explores gender balance and makes a case for change to address disparities within the sport and today, International Women’s Day, World Sailing has taken this important step towards greater gender equity in the sport. World Sailing joins the International Olympic Committee, Professional Squash Federation, Cricket Australia, the Ibero-American Council for Sports and Male Champions …

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World Sailing Trust announces partnership with Borrow A Boat

The World Sailing Trust, the charitable arm of World Sailing, the international federation of the sport, has announced a charity funding partnership with the UK’s leading and fastest growing boat charter platform Borrow A Boat for 2020. Borrow A Boat is the definitive marketplace for boat charter worldwide featuring peer-to-peer listings. Setup in 2016 by boat enthusiasts, it is currently listing over 20,000 boats in around 80 countries. With Borrow A Boat’s focus on accessibility of boating, and their belief in spreading the awareness and tools on how to better protect the oceans, this was an ideal partnership to achieve …

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Job Vacancy – Head of World Sailing Trust

The World Sailing Trust, the charitable arm of World Sailing, the international federation of the sport, is advertising for a Head of the World Sailing Trust. Click here for the job description. Launched in June 2018, the World Sailing Trust is now a well-established charity occupying a unique space within the sailing and marine sustainability communities. Since June 2018 the charity has developed its governance, funding, accounting and brand identity. Alongside this, a complete suite of five projects launched across the Trust’s three focus areas of work have set WST on the path to achieving significant impact, utilising the sailing …

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Extensive programme of works delivered by the World Sailing Trust in 2019

In its first full year, the World Sailing Trust, World Sailing’s charity, has delivered an extensive programme of work that is reflected in the release of the Trust’s first Impact Report. Click here for the World Sailing Trust’s 2019 Impact Report. The report showcases the projects, programmes and achievements of the World Sailing Trust from its inception in June 2018 through to December 2019. Dee Caffari, Chair of the World Sailing Trust, commented, “We are proud to share the World Sailing Trust’s first Impact Report. This paints a picture of how we work and the impact that we have created …

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World Sailing Trust partners with SailGP Inspire

The World Sailing Trust has joined forces with SailGP Inspire to become the official charity of SailGP’s community and outreach program. The partnership will use sailing as a force for good, bringing access to the sport, education and sector career experience to a wide audience through SailGP and the World Sailing Trust’s international reach. The partnership creates the opportunity to increase participation outside of SailGP’s championship calendar – featuring the world’s fastest sail racing – to take the Inspire program to new locations and broaden its reach. The World Sailing Trust will support SailGP Inspire to raise funds for its …

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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. A printed friendly version is available here. 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 …

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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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