Targeting gender parity in sailing

Targeting gender parity in sailing

Episode #76 – Anne-Cécile Turner, Dee Caffari and Jonquil Hackenberg set out The Ocean Race’s plan to have 50% female athletes competing by 2030

The Ocean Race is among the most progressive sports events when it comes to environmental sustainability, with its scientific microplastics analysis project from the 2017/18 winning several plaudits, and its Ocean Race Summits convening some of the foremost experts in environmental science and ocean protection.

But a World Sailing Trust report in 2019 highlighted room for improvement across the whole sailing industry when it comes to inclusion for women and girls.

In this week’s episode, Anne-Cécile Turner (The Ocean Race sustainability director), Dee Caffari (World Sailing Trust chair) and Jonquil Hackenberg (The Magenta Project chair), explain how they’re working together to foster inclusion, with the ultimate objective of driving gender parity among The Ocean Race sailors by 2030.

Listen to the full episode here:


Episode #76 talking points:

– What the World Sailing Trust review revealed about gender discrimination at sea

– How The Ocean Race is facilitating inclusion through mentoring, shadowing and rule alterations

– Why and how the Magenta Project will build on the research to gain new insights

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