SailGP Inspire to relaunch with greater focus on inclusivity and diversity
SailGP Inspire, the league’s community, education and outreach initiative, will relaunch at the opening event of SailGP season 2 with an increased focus on inclusivity and diversity.
Launched in 2019 and building on the success of its inaugural season, SailGP Inspire will focus on providing experiential opportunities and new career pathways to the next generation.
The program will be gender-equal and will aim to expand racial and socioeconomic diversity in the sport through three pillars: Learning, Careers and Racing.
Powered by the belief that sailing can be a force for good, SailGP Inspire will promote diversity in the sport of sailing and in building a sustainable sport, targeting 10,000 young people by 2025.
Starting with the season opener in Bermuda, every SailGP event in season 2 will include a program in partnership with World Sailing, National Sailing Federations, and local community clubs and programs.
In coordination with each host venue and SailGP Inspire partners RS Sailing, WASZP, Rooster, MarkSetBot, World Sailing Trust, ePropulsion and Doyle Sails, impactful programs will be created within the local communities around SailGP event weeks.
SailGP chief executive officer, Sir Russell Coutts, commented: “We recognise the unique position we are in to be able to use our platform to champion diversity and inclusivity and help drive meaningful change in our sport. Through Inspire, we want to break boundaries and ensure the amazing opportunities we have in our sport are able to be enjoyed by a broader range of people.”
The program aims to leave a lasting legacy in all eight Grand Prix host countries in 2021-22.