We want to celebrate the women and girls that go sailing whatever the weather, that squeeze on that damp, sandy, ill-fitting, chest crushing wetsuit. That fix, maintain and rig their own boat, pull it down a slipway and lug it back up again.
The women and girls that sail for hours at a time, physically battling it out in the breeze or dealing with the mental game that light wind sailing requires. The women and girls that quietly, confidently or outright assertively put into practice the rules of racing. The women and girls that love competitive racing, the buzz of winning but also the awesome girls that love the freedom sailing gives them and having a good chat with their friends as they go around the windward mark.
The women that work out childcare logistics so that they can have a couple of hours on the water or the girls that smash their revision all week so that they can sail at the weekend. The women that hitch up a massive trailer and drive hour after hour to take themselves or their children to squad camps and competitions.
The instructors, jurors, coaches, measurers, mentors, galley assistants, treasurers, commodores, secretaries, bosuns, safety boat crew, race officers and trolley dollies. The women and girls that support and help each other so that we can all enjoy our sport a little bit more every day and inspire the next generation.