Please select your home edition
Edition
Sea Sure 2021 - FLO - LEADERBOARD

World Sailing Trust launches global survey for strategic review of women in sailing

by World Sailing 8 Jul 2019 05:18 PDT
World Sailing Trust © World Sailing

The World Sailing Trust is pleased to announce the launch of its global survey on women in sailing, looking at trends within sailing and the wider industry around gender disparity.

Announced on International Women's Day earlier this year, the Strategic Review, that forms part of the World Sailing Trust's Access to sailing work, focuses on increasing gender diversity across the sport. As a public document, published on the World Sailing Trust's website, it will provide recommendations and actions for partners across the globe looking to be part of this change.

The first step in this process will be the survey that will look at understanding the trends around the gender diversity within sailing. The survey, that is being hosted through Qualtrics, an SAP company, is available here:
Take the survey
Everyone is encouraged to participate as the project is looking to gather views from across the community.

The results of the survey will be combined with research into global best practice, to form a series of recommendations and a programme of work to support women and girls across all areas of the sport.

Dee Caffari, Chair of the World Sailing Trust, commented, "We want to understand more about women and girls in sailing: what attracts them, what puts them off, why they drop out, the perceived and real barriers to participation that they might face and how this varies across countries, ages, classes and competition and different elements of the sport - racing vs recreational vs officials.

"To compliment this knowledge we also want to understand how women and girls' participation could be increased and we strongly encourage the whole sailing and marine community to participate in the survey and tell their own story."

Set up in 2018 by World Sailing, the World Sailing Trust has three areas of work which are closely linked - marine health, access and youth pathways.

Andrew Pindar OBE DL, a long-time supporter of women in sailing, is generously supporting the strategic review with the aim of examining the disparities, understanding why they exist, and recommending what can be done to improve the balance.

The Strategic Review is being led by Victoria Low, and she and the team are keen to hear more from any individual with an interest in this area, and would encourage them to get in touch direct at Victoria.low@worldsailingtrust.org.

The initial findings of the Strategic Review will be presented to World Sailing's stakeholders - Class Associations, Member National Authorities and Committee members - at World Sailing's 2019 Annual Conference in Bermuda by Victoria Low and Hannah Goldie, the Trust's Head of Fundraising, this October. Further insight will be delivered to the wider sailing and marine community at the Yacht Racing Forum in November.

www.worldsailingtrust.org

Related Articles

World Sailing Trust launches Participation Study
Participation Study will serve as a benchmarking survey to assess the sport of sailing The World Sailing Trust is today launching a global Participation Study to assess the status of sailing in terms of equity, diversity and inclusion. Posted on 3 Mar
World Sailing shares IOC vision for Tokyo 2020
For a safe and successful Olympic Games World Sailing's preparations for rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are firmly on track following discussions with IOC, Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and the Summer Olympic International Federations to ensure the Games proceed in a safe environment. Posted on 18 Feb
World Sailing launches 2021 eSailing Worlds
The race to win this year's title - and a prize of USD $10,000 - officially begins Launched in partnership between World Sailing, the International Federation for the sport, and Virtual Regatta, the world-leading digital sailing platform, this year will be the fourth season following the launch of the inaugural Championship in 2018. Posted on 21 Jan
Olympic dream a bonus of offshore sailing
Fielding is now daring to dream of that Olympic medal Growing up in Newport, Rhode Island, USA, Fielding fell in love with sailing from a young age and started to gain offshore experience in the Newport Bermuda race, naturally a popular event for sailors in the area. Posted on 13 Dec 2020
Starboard wins 2020 WS Sustainability Award
Four exceptional finalists were shortlisted by an expert judging panel Starboard (THA), the leading manufacturer of Stand Up Paddle boards and windsurf boards, including the iQFOiL, the Paris 2024 Olympic Men's and Women's Windsurfer Equipment, have won the 2020 World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award. Posted on 10 Dec 2020
11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award: Voting open
2020 finalists showcase the depth of global sustainability initiatives within the marine industry The World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award celebrates the effective execution or ongoing delivery of high-impact, highly-replicable sustainability initiatives, aligned to World Sailing's Sustainability Agenda 2030. Posted on 28 Nov 2020
2020 World Sailing Sustainability Award
Four exceptional finalists have been shortlisted Four exceptional finalists have been shortlisted for the 2020 World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award, showcasing the depth of global sustainability initiatives within the marine industry. Posted on 20 Nov 2020
Waksman inspired by sailing vision at Paris 2024
Offshore Keelboat Event will be the longest-running event at the Olympics The addition of the Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat Event to the slate at Paris 2024 will make it the longest-running event at the Olympic Games. Posted on 16 Nov 2020
Jo Aleh elected Chair of the Athletes' Commission
Olympic gold medallist replaces Yann Rocherieux (FRA) Jo Aleh (NZL), a London 2012 gold and Rio 2016 silver medallist in the Women's 470, has been elected as Chair of World Sailing's Athletes' Commission. Posted on 11 Nov 2020
World Sailing win Sustainability Award
From Global Association of International Sport Federations World Sailing is delighted to have won the inaugural GAISF Sustainability Award, cementing its place as the leader in international sport for its work on sustainability. Posted on 11 Nov 2020
Doyle Sails 2020 - Redefining Boundaries 728x90 BOTTOMUpffront 2020 Foredeck Club SW FOOTERSOUTHERN-SPARS-AGLAIA-SPARS_728X90 Bottom