Posts Tagged "gender bender in sailing"

2019: A Year for Growth in Sailing

2019: A Year for Growth in Sailing

Brand New Sailing Event Announced A new sailing event is due to be launched this year in English Harbour, Antigua. It’s called the Caribbean Sailing Week and is due to take place from 17 to 20 October. The first day of the Caribbean Sailing Week will kick off with a welcome party for all participants followed by other social events such as tours and activities. The rest of the event’s activities will comprise of three racing days and four days Learn more
Solo Sailor Rescued After Harrowing Moments on Sea

Solo Sailor Rescued After Harrowing Moments on Sea

British Sailor Runs Into Trouble in Retro Race In July a group of intrepid sailors set off from Les Sables-d’Olonne, France. It was the start of the 30,000-mile Golden Globe Race – a retro race in which solo sailors circumnavigate the globe using boats without satellite navigation or other sailing aids that rely on modern technology. The back-to-basics race was organised in honour of the 50th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston circumnavigating the globe for the very first time in Learn more
Shifting the Gender Landscape of Sailing

Shifting the Gender Landscape of Sailing

The International Olympic Committee is actively working towards ensuring equal opportunities in the sailing world for women and men. Since the committee has shown increased interest in gender equality, sporting federations around the world have indicated that they are motivated to make it a reality. What this means for sailing at the Olympic Games Observing gender equality in any sport has several practical applications in competitions. This includes equal participation by both female and male athletes as well as the Learn more