Combining the resources and network of the shore side industry, with the wealth of experience, knowledge and journeys of the women working at sea, we are realising the vision of a high performing, competency focused yachting industry, regardless of gender.
In 2018 after 8 years in the industry, our founder Jenny Matthews, qualified as an Officer of the Watch. Realising she had never once worked with another female in the deck department, she asked the simple question "who else is out there?"
She of the Sea was born. Our aim is simple, connect and empower women working in yachting and those who support them. Cultivate equality, realise potential and celebrate diversity. Over the past two years the platform has gained powerful and industry-wide momentum and support. Shore side organisations and crew at all levels are uniting with the vision of a high performing, competency focused industry, regardless of gender.
She of the Sea has collaborated with organisations and schools engaging young women, such as the 1851 Trust, the official charity of INEOS Team UK, delivering science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) events to young women. We are regularly invited to speak publicly including speaking at UK’s women's Trade and Union Congress 2019, with frequent contributions to leading industry publications and our growing community of followers, She of the Sea is uniting the industry behind its vision.
ACREW are global leaders in skill development for the Superyacht industry. We recognise that Captains and Crew are the heart of the yachting industry and we are here to support you every step of the way.Read more
CHIRP Maritime is a global confidential near miss reporting programme, designed for seafarers to safeguard the reporter. It is not whistle-blowing nor anonymous. It exists to highlight and confront maritime safety concerns that are not being heard. Credibility and integrity are key components of the programme.Read more
A national specialist infrastructure and membership organisation, which works to build the resource, sustainability and resilience of LGBT+ groups, organisations and projects so that they can deliver direct services and campaign for individual rights.Read more
The Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association (GALVA-108) is a non-profit religious organisation offering positive information and support to LGBTI Vaishnavas and Hindus, their friends, and other interested persons around over the world.Read more
Provides support and encouragement, especially to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer (LGBTIQ+) people of colour, that it is OK to be LGBTIQ+ and a person of faith.Read more
Kelly’s Cause Foundation is a charity providing Mental Health First Aid training. Seas The Mind is their seafaring branch that provides globally recognised support and training to those in the industry.Read more
Life After Yachting created by TUVYC Ltd is a new very easily accessible FREE virtual platform that's is aim is to help the yacht crew transitioning from onboard to ashore.Read more
'Wellbeing at Sea: A Guide for Organisations' and 'Wellbeing at Sea: A Pocket Guide for Seafarers' address a range issues that can threaten wellbeing at sea to empower Seafarers and Management (Companies and Personnel) to make improvements that will enable all crew to stay safe, healthy and well.Read more
MedAire provides expert medical, security and operational support to keep travellers and assets safe at sea.Read more
Referrals for assistance with financial support and practical guidance.Read more
One of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ charities which supports transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families.Read more
The Mission to Seafarers is a great source of support for anyone working in the industry, and we’ve been helping people like you since the 19th century.Read more
Nautilus International is the first truly trans-boundary trade union for maritime professionals, reflecting the global nature of the industry.Read more
The PYA is a non-profit association which represents the interests of professional yacht crew around the world.Read more
This organisation has been set up to help seafarers who have suffered from sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape, while working on board. We believe that getting the right support is crucial, and so we aim to provide resources and information that can help.Read more
Help with benefits, debt and housing for British seafarersRead more
24 hour mental health support for British Seafarers and Seafarers in the UK through the togetherall platformRead more
We are a new platform, providing resources to make running a boat more sustainable and to make that process simple and easy one for yacht crew.Read more
Stonewall campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people across Britain and abroad.Read more
An LGBT+ helpline which provides provide an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans people – and anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity.Read more
Support for yacht crew with counselling for everyday life issues, and with treatment options for substance misuse and addictions.Read more
We are grateful to our primary sponsors & partners for their continued support: