DEVELOPING PATHWAYS AND GENERATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN IN PERFORMANCE SAILING

DEVELOPING PATHWAYS AND GENERATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN IN PERFORMANCE SAILING

DEVELOPING PATHWAYS AND GENERATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN IN PERFORMANCE SAILING

DEVELOPING PATHWAYS AND GENERATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN IN PERFORMANCE SAILING

ABOUT US

The Magenta Project is a collective of passionate people committed to developing pathways and generating opportunities for women in performance sailing, working with a wide range of individuals and organisations to make this happen.

Established by the sailors of  the successful campaign of Team SCA in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015,  where sailing is one few sports where women and men can compete alongside and against each other.

OUR VISION

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

OUR MISSION

To inspire, to upskill, to change culture

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
Thank you for showing girls and women around the world that we can accomplish anything and to dream big. Your perseverance, drive and commitment to this gruelling competition is inspiring.
Billie Jean King

WOMEN IN SAILING REVIEW

In 2019 the World Sailing Trust carried out a strategic review into women in sailing which included an international survey, undertook nearly 40 1:1 interviews, and looked to other international sports to learn from our colleagues and peers

*data shown is shared from the World Sailing Trust Strategic Review into Women in Sailing in 2019

Sights set on the SB20 World Champs

Joana Azevedo, Carolina João, Federica Franchi and Zezi Cardoso are four Portuguese female sailors who have joined forces as LadiesFirst, with the ultimate goal of competing at the SB20 World Championship in Cascais, Portugal, this August. Besides their different...

GAC Pindar supports all-female Magenta Project team in International Grand Prix Event organised by the 69F Team

The 69F Team is fully in support of The Magenta Project’s initiatives and following a recent 69F training camp aimed at up-skilling female sailors the 69F Team were keen to see an all-female team in the upcoming 69F events. Now, it’s finally happening! GAC Pindar has...

The Magenta Project supports this summer’s Persico 69F clinic

The Magenta Project has been working with the 69F class to set up a training clinic for female sailors. The three-day clinic will be held at Malcesine, Lake Garda from 9th-11th June 2021, and will be overseen by Olivia Mackay, a highly experienced Olympic and foiling...

The Magenta Project continues to strengthen its Board of Trustees

Following the appointment of new Chair Jonquil Hackenberg in April, the board of The Magenta Project has been further strengthened by the appointment of Anouschka D’Souza to its board with effect from May 2021. Anouschka is a trained commercial airline pilot working...

First three sailors selected for the first Leyton x The Magenta Project event

Kass Schmitt (USA), Pamela Lee (IRE) and Cassandre Blandin (FRA) have been selected as the first three female sailors to take part in the Leyton x The Magenta Project Multihulls for Women initiative developed by Sam Goodchild and the Leyton team. The three female...

The Magenta Project Confirms Jonquil Hackenberg as new Chair

Jonquil Hackenberg has been appointed as the new Chair of The Magenta Project from April 2021. Jonquil is Partner and Global Head of Sustainability at PA Consulting and has more than 20 years’ experience in consulting, having worked with leading global organisations...

TRADER Sailing Highlights Opportunities Offshore

The Transpac 2021 campaign has been named TRADER: Racing with The Magenta Project Honolulu, Hawaii - TRADER Sailing, a military veteran outreach sailing program, is pairing with sailing charity The Magenta Project for the 2021 Transpacific Yacht Race. For the 2021...

Leyton Support New Initiative for Women in Offshore Multihulls

Leyton Sailing Team has partnered with The Magenta Project to create a series of clinics for female sailors. The Leyton x Magenta three-day clinics will include an opportunity to sail offshore overnight with Sam Goodchild, Leyton Sailing Team skipper and his crew...

Foiling Week Supremo Joins The Magenta Project Board

Thursday 25 February: Luca Rizzotti, the founder and president of Foiling Week and President of the International Moth Class, has joined the board of The Magenta Project, the charitable organisation committed to developing pathways and generating opportunities for...

TRADER Sailing Announces Mixed Military Veteran and Female Sailor Campaign for Transpac 2021

Honolulu, Hawaii - TRADER Sailing, a military veteran outreach sailing program based out of Honolulu, Hawaii, has announced their campaign to race in the 51st edition of the Transpacific Yacht Race (Transpac). Skipper and retired U.S. Marine Doug Pasnik has compiled a...

In the latest edition of @SeahorseMag Luca Rizzotti and @A_Pindar share their thoughts on gender diversity in sailing, maintaining that looking at events through an inclusive lens is critical for the success of our sport. #sailing #Diversity
https://seahorsemagazine.com/current-issue/174-content/december-2021/1115-flying-higher-than-ever

Andy Murray, the professional Scottish tennis player, uses his platform to share what he's observed within his sport on why there are fewer female coaches and athletes.

#andymurray #womeninsport

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