Sailing clubs are once again invited to celebrate women in in boating as part of World Sailing’s international Steering the Course campaign.
Returning for 2022, the campaign aims to introduce women and girls across the globe to the sport of sailing and promote further opportunities for those already involved.
The festival takes place in the Northern Hemisphere from 20th-29th May 2022 and we’re hoping women and their clubs will share their involvement in sailing and encourage others to want to be a part of the sport or progress within it.
Susie Moore, Regional Development Officer for the South, said: “During Steering the Course, we’ll be running a ‘takeover’ on the RYA social channels highlighting women and their roles in the sport on social media, whether as commodores or committee members, helms or trimmers, race officials or mark layers, instructors or coaches, to raise the profile of women in boating.
“We’re hoping that our RYA clubs, class associations and centres will also want to get involved. This could be as simple as running a ‘women at the helm’ club race, using a female race management team, running a specific taster session, linking a celebration to your ‘women on water’ group, providing opportunities for aspirant female instructors or coaches to shadow your current team.
“So save the date in your club calendar and we’d love to hear from you if your club has activity taking place or you want to join in on social media by celebrating women in your club”. Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
Look out for more information on Steering the Course in the next editions of Clubroom.