About The Magenta Project

Our Vision:

To advance women in professional sailing

Our Mission:

To build a network of female athletes committed to competing at an elite level whilst inspiring and supporting others to follow

Changing A Culture:

Increase the percentage of professional female sailors from less than 3% to 10% by 2020

Promote global female role models within the sailing industry

Showcase the differing pathways for women to achieve in sailing

Influence organisations across the globe to develop opportunities for women

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


The Magenta Project was formed by the sailors of TeamSCA, the first all female team to compete in the Volvo Ocean Race in twelve years. In June 2015 TeamSCA made history by being the first all female team in 25 years to win a leg of the race.

What started as an opportunity for women in offshore sailing to show that gender doesn’t hold you back, very quickly changed into something far larger than the race. People were challenged to view women differently.

In one of the few sports where women are able to compete directly against men on a level playing field, where strength and experience differed training, development, teamwork and persistence got results.

Inspiring people around the world to take that step socially, emotionally and professionally through empowering women and now The Magenta Project.



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