STEERING THE COURSE WOMEN'S SAILING FESTIVAL - CARIBBEAN EDITIONMonday 21st June 2021
More than 300 Women in the region got to Experience Sailing as part of the global Steering the Course Women Sailing Festival.
Fantastic activities took place across the Caribbean over the last two weeks in Barbados, St. Vincent, British Virgin Islands, St. Maarten and Antigua when the islands joined forces with World Sailing to encourage women on to the water as part of the Festival of Sailing, Steering the Course.
Participants at Blue Lagoon, SVG.
President of the Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) Alison Sly-Adams said, ‘In speaking with the other islands and our experience in Antigua too, we were over-whelmed by the positive reaction. It does seem we have reached a tipping point where many women realise that sailing is a sport they can embark on at any age.’
She went on to say, 'We are delighted that World Sailing began this initiative and reached out through the Member National Authorities (MNA) to encourage countries across the world to participate and we are delighted that the Caribbean response was so strong.'
There is a second opportunity to support the festival in October, and many islands have already expressed an interest in doing so. If your island is interested please reach out through your MNA to World Sailing and let the CSA know what you will be doing. For some inspiration read the post event reports from around the region, here.
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