About The Magenta Project

Our Mission

Accelerating women to the top of sailing

Diversity, Inspiration, Collaboration, Opportunity, Challenge, Performance


The Magenta Project are a collective of passionate sailors committed to creating equal access and opportunities for women in sailing and to working with a wide range of individuals and organisations to make that happen. It was started in 2015 by members of the all female ‘Team SCA’ who successfully competed in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race campaign. We are a not for profit organisation currently in the process of obtaining charitable status in both the UK and USA

Our Vision

To be the worldwide organisation that enables women to have equal access and opportunities in the sport of sailing

Delivering our Mission

We deliver our mission by:

  • Upskilling athletes to enable them to reach the top of their sport
  • Inspiring generations of female racing sailors
  • Driving change in the sailing industry

What we do

Our core activities include:

  • Enabling opportunities for women in performance sailing through on water training, learning and development opportunities. We also support career/skills development schemes and events and STEM activities in the marine industry
  • Building networks and relationships that connect individuals and organisations and enable sailing knowledge, experience and opportunities to be shared
  • Raising awareness of women in sailing and celebrating their successes and achievements
  • Illustrating the need for change in sailing, provide solutions and share evidence of what works
  • Influencing/advising on policy and offering support to event and race organisers to introduce change initiatives

Being part of the Magenta Project means we can accumulate as much power & voice as possible for women’s sports, especially female sailing. So that we can raise the general awareness around the world in order to create more opportunities for women.

Lijia Xu

London 2012 Olympic Gold Medallist

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