World Sailing Trust Women In Sailing Survey

World Sailing Trust Women In Sailing Survey

Women In Sailing Survey

The World Sailing Trust have launched a global survey to look at the trends and analyse the barriers to greater gender equality in the sport.

It is really important that the results reflect the very international nature of the sport and we really want to hear from as many people as possible, so please share the link to the survey amongst your own network to encourage as many people as possible to take part so that we get a true reflection of the trends across our sport.

The aim of this Survey is to encourage as many sailors, both male and female, to take part so that we can get a true overview of trends in our sport.

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.

This survey is issued by World Sailing and World Sailing Trust.  All personal information and survey responses will be collected by World Sailing and the World Sailing Trust.  World Sailing and the World Sailing Trust will process the information in accordance with their respective Privacy Notices which can be found here and here.