International Olympic Committee has the interest to make sure that they provide equal opportunities to men and women. This international sporting federation now feels motivated to fulfill the opportunities. This implies equal participation for Sailing at the Olympic Games for women and men providing equal medals to each. Moreover, the gender balance is for extending to race team support and officials. For Sailing, this is an excellent change. Only one thing has to be taken care of at this sport at every level is to see that is really male-dominated end more should be encouraged to participate in the sport’s overall growth.
However, the dilemma lies in how they are going to balance the gender at the top since there isn’t any balance at the base. The best way is to do like the sailing federation of New Zealand is doing. It is necessary to roll up the sleeves and get to work. Sir Peter Blake Regatta in the year 2018 that was held in Auckland, female competitors were being asked why they are sailing as part of this wide project and looking forward to attracting more females and keeping them to the sports by the Yachting New Zealand.
Erica Dawson, the successful sailor and Tanner Cup winner who has finished at top 15 at the world championships of 49erFX is going to head to a 6-month project. She has communicated with many youngsters, coaches, and parents along with former great sailors and the counterparts belonging to other sporting codes like New Zealand Football as they have undertaken some similar kind of research and runs successful programs.
Dawson also plans on circulating a survey in this New Year that she hopes that the present and past sailors are going to answer. She says that they want to know what drives females to the sport of sailing and what they like about this sport.