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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