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Spirit Yachts is collaborating with World Sailing Trust on marine health and access to sailing

Spirit Yachts teams up with World Sailing Trust

Nigel Stuart


Spirit Yachts is proud to be supporting the World Sailing Trust (WST) to help the charity achieve its goals in the fields of marine health, access to sailing and development of youth sailing programmes.

As the not-for-profit arm of World Sailing, WST was established to support sailing in all its forms.  The charity works globally to promote participation and access, support young sailing athletes, and safeguard the oceans for future generations.  WST has closely aligned its goals with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and World Sailing’s Sustainability Agenda, both setting specific targets to be achieved by 2030.

Chaired by world-famous yachtswoman Dee Caffari, WST believes:

The sailing community has a responsibility to protect the waters we sail on and to promote environmentally sustainable activities, products and practices.

Good competition happens when a variety and number of competitors are able to compete, and those with fewer opportunities should be supported to fulfil their potential and to compete at the highest levels.

Sailing is for everyone, whatever their gender, capacity, wealth, age or nationality. Sailing as a sport benefits when a diverse range of people are able to participate, and we know that the opportunity to sail benefits individuals too.

Spirit Yachts managing director Nigel Stuart commented, “Spirit’s ethos and innovation surrounding how we build our yachts, how they operate on the water and end of life strategy share many goals with WST’s marine health programme.  As a company, we have always promoted access to boat building and sailing for women and young people.  With so much cross-over it makes perfect sense for us to work together to raise funds, share knowledge and provide opportunities to help secure a sustainable future for sailing.”

Dee Caffari said, “I am really pleased that the World Sailing Trust and Spirit Yachts have aligned missions. I look forward to working together on issues which we are both passionate about.”

To find out more about World Sailing Trust or to make a donation to this valuable cause, visit https://worldsailingtrust.org