Brisbane-based women’s cycling forum Kayaks Women’s Forum has announced a new Women’s Sailing forum, to be launched in February.
The forum will bring together women in the sport from all walks of life, including those who are not part of the elite ranks.
Kayaks founder Joanne Lee said the forum would offer a platform for those looking to get involved with the sport, with its forum members being able to share their knowledge and opinions on topics including sailing, kayaking and sailing in general.
“I think there is a lot of room for the sport to grow and grow,” Ms Lee said.
The forum is expected to be open to women of all levels and backgrounds. “
It’s a great opportunity for us to be involved in a space that’s really about inclusion.”
The forum is expected to be open to women of all levels and backgrounds.
Ms Lee is a member of the World Sailing Federation’s Women’s Board and has previously spoken out about the issues facing women in sport.
“When we talk about women’s sport in Australia, it’s really important to get people thinking about what the sport is really about and what’s really happening,” Ms Li said.
The Kayaks forum will also feature guest speakers and discussion.
Ms Li is confident the forum will attract a lot more people than just women.
“This is a space where we’re all equal and we are all able to participate and share what we have learnt and what we’re learning about sailing, sailing in particular, in a positive way,” she said.
Kayak Women’s forum aims to be inclusive and diverse The Kayak Forum aims to create a space for women to share and share with each other, Ms Li added.
Ms Kayaks website, kayakwomen.com, will provide links to all the relevant information and activities to join the forum. “
In the past, there has been a lot about women sailing, but it’s been very segregated in the world of sailing,” Ms Kayak said.
Ms Kayaks website, kayakwomen.com, will provide links to all the relevant information and activities to join the forum.
Ms Wang said it was a good time for the forum to launch, with many topics being discussed.
“There’s a lot going on in the sailing community and we’re always looking for new opportunities to talk about how we can help grow the sport,” she added.
Women’s sailing is a young sport in the country, but there are currently just three women on the Women’s World Cup winning roster, and none of them have a full-time job.
“Right now there are so many opportunities to share our knowledge and ideas with people, and to learn from each other.
We hope to be creating a space and a community of people who share a common interest and love of sailing and sailing events,” Ms Wang added.
Kayaking in Brisbane will not be the only forum in Brisbane to have a women’s section, with the Women In Sport forum, Women In The Business Forum and Women In Travel Forum also set to be launch in February 2017.