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Women in sailing announced as hot new topic for next week’s British Marine Spring Expo

Published on: 28 January 2020

Women in sailing

At next week’s Expo, British Marine, alongside its new Access to Boating Association, will be hosting a revolutionary participation seminar with leading charity, The Magenta Project, and Sunsail Worldwide Sailing. It will feature the unveiling of a ground-breaking initiative to increase the participation of women in sailing.

Taking place on the second day of the event (5 February) and free to attend, an exciting panel of leading experts in this field will be joining guests for an interactive Q&A. This includes renowned British sailor and Chair of the World Sailing Trust, Dee Caffari MBE, entrepreneur and Chair of The Magenta Project, Elaine Penhaul, Marketing Director at The Magenta Project, Victoria Low, Partner and Sailing Team Head at GAC Pindar, Andrew Pindar OBE DL, and successful Paralympic sailor, Helena Lucas MBE.

The only place where you can learn about the brand new participation initiative from The Magenta Project and find out the latest on the World Sailing Trust’s Women in Sailing Strategic Review, this seminar is a must attend for anyone with an interest in participation in watersports, segmentation, inclusivity and diversity.

Itinerary

13.30 Welcome - Rob Clark, Chair of British Marine Access to Boating Association, and Jon White, Lead of British Marine’s participation work

13.32 Introduction to The Magenta Project - Elaine Penhaul

13.40 Women in Sailing Strategic Review & announcement of the new Magenta Project initiative - Vicky Low & Dee Caffari MBE

13.55 Sunsail & The Magenta Project - Simon Boulding, Events Director at Sunsail & Vice Chair British Marine Access to Boating Association

14.05 Interactive Q&A panel - Women in sailing 2020 & beyond

14.30 Finish

Taking place on 4-5 February 2020 at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, the British Marine Spring Expo offers a packed two-day schedule of key industry talks and seminars set against a backdrop of learning, networking and business deals being done. It will include a host of new free BM Talks delivering the latest training skills, industry insights from leading experts and thought-provoking discussions surrounding the biggest challenges facing our industry today, as well as a free Trade Connections Area. It will also feature the popular, ticketed Superyacht UK Technical Seminar and Meet the Buyer.

To register for the British Marine Spring Expo, click here.

Further information and updates on the British Marine Spring Expo can be found at britishmarine.co.uk/bmexpo.