Please select your home edition
Edition
Henri-Lloyd 2020 HLRC LEADERBOARD

SailGP Inspire partners with World Sailing Trust

by SailGP 16 Dec 2019 12:42 PST
Six crews sailed in SailGP San Francisco © SailGP

SailGP Inspire has joined forces with the World Sailing Trust, designating the global charity as the official charity of the league'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 WST'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.

With the support of the World Sailing Trust, SailGP's legacy offering at each host venue will be developed and enhanced, with SailGP Inspire supporting core community programs across the world.

SailGP revolutionizes sailing through technology, and Inspire brings this exciting feature to young sailors through interactive STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) classroom modules and online resources, eSailGP gamification, and on-water sailing experiences. A greater understanding of the science behind sailing will equip young girls and boys with key knowledge to access the sport and sail safely, as well as learn fundamental life skills while being encouraged to get on the water.

"As a global sports organization, we have a social responsibility to improve access and drive passion at the grassroots," said SailGP Youth Program Manager Tom Herbert-Evans. "We do not want to reinvent the wheel but create accessible aids to enhance existing organizations that are already doing incredible work on the front line."

The World Sailing Trust will also support SailGP Inspire to raise funds for its outreach program as part of the Trust's Youth Pathways work, which helps young people gain access to sailing and develop their skills. Together, WST and SailGP Inspire will work with local partners to identify areas of opportunity, tailoring outreach work to local communities.

"We are really excited to partner with SailGP Inspire, the first project within the Trust's Youth Pathways program," said World Sailing Trust Chair Dee Caffari MBE. "SailGP Inspire aligns with the Trust's mission to grow participation in sailing, support young sailors to develop their skills and to enhance sailing as a sport. We're looking forward to working with SailGP to achieve brilliant impact through outreach activities across the world and will work in partnership to develop the Inspire program to benefit as many young people as possible."

SailGP Inspire's founding partners RS Sailing, WASZP, Rooster and MarkSetBot will provide resources to program sites to further the outreach of the initiatives and help build a legacy in each of the communities visited.

"As an annual, global championship featuring cutting-edge technology and awe-inspiring athleticism, we have the tools to ignite and inspire the next generation," said SailGP Chief Operating Officer Julien di Biase. "However, it is critical that between and after each SailGP event we continue to engage and inspire the future generation. With the support of the World Sailing Trust we will not only be able to achieve this, but also reach young people in locations outside of our current event calendar which will help to further the impact of the program."

Tickets for Sydney SailGP are on sale at SailGP.com/Sydney

Related Articles

SailGP gives behind-the-scenes access
'SailGP: Racing on the Edge' shines a light on world's fastest sail racing league In a new content series launched today by SailGP, audiences around the globe will get unprecedented access to the sport's pinnacle league as it gears up toward its second season, launching April 2021 in San Francisco. Posted on 16 Sep
Aarhus selected to host fourth SailGP event
ROCKWOOL to serve as Title Partner for global league's first event in Scandinavia SailGP today announced the selection of the Danish city of Aarhus to host the fourth event in the global championship's second season. ROCKWOOL will serve as Title Partner for SailGP's Scandinavian debut Posted on 13 Sep
Britain's Ocean City selected to host SailGP
Annual pinnacle of sail racing to stop in Plymouth, Devon in 2021 Following the season opener in San Francisco in April and New York SailGP in June, the championship will return to UK shores for the third event in Season 2, featuring the world's fastest sail racing. Posted on 4 Sep
SailGP makes its Hollywood debut
F50s feature in Christopher Nolan's new blockbuster 'Tenet' SailGP makes its Hollywood debut today when two F50s - the world's fastest and most technologically advanced sail race boats - take a starring role in the summer's big blockbuster Tenet, a new sci-fi spy thriller by acclaimed director Christopher Nolan. Posted on 26 Aug
Burling and Tuke set course for a big year in 2021
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke take a significant step in their professional sailing careers Widely considered to be the hottest property in sailing, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke took a significant step in their professional sailing careers, with the announcement of their entry into the SailGP circuit. Posted on 16 Aug
First ever eSailGP Champion crowned
Seven months of hard fought virtual battles came down to just five minutes to decide the Champion British eSailor O'Donovan caused upset when he beat one of the pre-race favorites, Spain SailGP Team member Cardona, to not only win the inaugural championship title but also a ride on an F50 in real-life. Posted on 15 Aug
Final field set for eSailGP Grand Final
GRE-9 wins Cowes eSailGP to claim final place in live final showdown, August 14 The stage is set for the inaugural eSailGP Grand Final. In less than 24 hours, eight fierce competitors - representing five nations - will go head-to-head on the virtual waters of New York to win ultimate eSailing bragging rights Posted on 14 Aug
SailGP announces addition of New Zealand team
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke join the league's second season Olympic gold medalists and defending America's Cup champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke will join SailGP starting in the league's second season as part of the newly formed New Zealand SailGP Team. Posted on 6 Aug
Denmark SailGP Team: Episode 2
Focusing on resilience with grinder Martin Kirketerp The second episode of 'Inside the Denmark SailGP Team' focuses on resilience, and no one embodies this quality more than grinder Martin Kirketerp. Posted on 4 Aug
French player qualifies for eSailGP Grand Final
MCES pepito claims penultimate spot following Pop-Up Qualifier Following a closely fought virtual battle, the penultimate place in the eSailGP Grand Final has been claimed. MCES pepito beat Javinho of Spain in a nail-biting match race to secure France's first spot in the inaugural championship final Posted on 4 Aug
Vaikobi 2019AUG - Footer 3SOUTHERN-SPARS-MISSY-FURLING-BOOMS-728-X-90 BottomHenri-Lloyd 2020 HLRC FOOTER