The First High Performance Clinic with Team Magenta 32

The Magenta Project’s World Match Racing Tour team: Magenta 32 is holding its first clinic for women who want to experience sailing on the high-performance M32 catamarans.

The clinic is currently under way at the Cape Crow Yacht Club on the island of Hönö near Gothenburg, Sweden running on the 22ndand 23rdJune. 

The Magenta Project’s World Match Racing Tour team: Magenta 32 is holding its first clinic for women who want to experience sailing on the high-performance M32 catamarans.

The clinic is currently under way at the Cape Crow Yacht Club on the island of Hönö near Gothenburg, Sweden running on the 22ndand 23rdJune.

The clinic involves an introduction to the M32, with an on water session and valuable insights from, and techniques learnt by the team both about racing on the WMRT and the Volvo Ocean Race.

This is the first clinic of this type hosted by Team Magenta 32 and is part of The Magenta Project’s mission to advance women in professional sailing by sharing knowledge and creating opportunities.

The Project is hoping to see the percentage of professional female sailors competing in premier events from less than 3% today to more than 10% by 2020.  

Team Magenta 32 is headed up by America’s Sally Barkow, the first female World Match Racing Tour card-holder. The series is the longest running, global, professional sailing series and is one of the key events within the full-time professional sailing circuit. It is often seen as a stepping-stone to the pinnacle events such as The America’s Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race.

Sally commented: “It is no secret that sailing is a sport where women have the ability to compete at a professional level.  We are motivated to see women gain more experience and insight into the high level of the sport.  Therefore we created the the idea of hosting an all female M32 clinic in the hope of introducing aspiring professional sailors to the M32 and to share the knowledge we have gained racing on the WMRT and specifically about sailing the M32 at a high level with 5 women on board.  We have 20+ sailors coming to Hönö, Sweden for a 2-day introduction to the M32. There has been a wealth of interest therefore we hope to replicate this in the future, in varying locations, stay tuned!”

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The Magenta Project – Advancing Women in Professional Sailing The Magenta Project has been set up with the aim of advancing women in the sport of professional sailing. The goal is to increase the percentage of professional female sailors competing in premier events from less than 3% today to more than 10% by 2020. It also aims to champion diversity within the on-shore support teams. By growing a global network of female athletes committed to performing at the highest level of sailing; by promoting them as role models within the industry and showcasing differing pathways that enable women to achieve in sailing, The Magenta Project will seek to effect a change in culture and to influence and support organisations across the globe to develop greater opportunities for women. The Project is currently seeking charitable status and in the long term plans to set up The Magenta Academy to coach and mentor, as well as help fund, up-and-coming female sailors and provide apprenticeship opportunities within associated trades. Ambassadors are currently representing the Project around the globe and are actively racing at the majority of professional sailing circuits. These ambassadors include Olympic and Paralympic Gold Medallists, Volvo Ocean Race sailors, as well as those competing in The Atlantic Cup, La Figaro and the GC32 Circuit. The Magenta Project has a number of associated sailing campaigns including: Team Magenta 32, competing in the 2016 World Match Racing Tour; and Magenta 65 campaigning for a team to compete in the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race.

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The Magenta Project’s World Match Racing Tour team: Magenta 32 is holding its first clinic for women who want to experience sailing on the high-performance M32 catamarans.
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Team Magenta 32 is headed up by America’s Sally Barkow, the first female World Match Racing Tour card-holder. The series is the longest running, global, professional sailing series and is one of the key events within the full-time professional sailing circuit. It is often seen as a stepping-stone to the pinnacle events such as The America’s Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race.
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It is no secret that sailing is a sport where women have the ability to compete at a professional level. We are motivated to see women gain more experience and insight into the high level of the sport. Therefore we created the the idea of hosting an all female M32 clinic in the hope of introducing aspiring professional sailors to the M32 and to share the knowledge we have gained racing on the WMRT and specifically about sailing the M32 at a high level with 5 women on board. We have 20+ sailors coming to Hönö, Sweden for a 2-day introduction to the M32.
Sally Barkow