Athena Pathway Announces New Partnership with Cecil Wright

World-renowned superyacht brokerage Cecil Wright announced their partnership with Athena Pathway, the British Challenger for the 2024 Youth & Women’s America’s Cup in Barcelona today.

Athena Pathway is seeking to defend the Youth America’s Cup title for Britain while also planning to make history by winning the first-ever Women’s America’s Cup, paving the way for a future generation of British female sailing talent to compete at the forefront of the foiling world.

Founded by Sir Ben Ainslie and led by the world’s most decorated female Olympic sailor, Hannah Mills OBE, Athena Pathway Programme aims to fast-track the development of female and youth athletes in high-performance sailing and increase diversity in the sport at its highest level, both on and off the water.


At the core of Athena’s long-term vision is the hope that the Pathway can leave a lasting, positive impact on the sport of sailing, with partnerships an integral component of achieving this progress globally.

Hannah commented:

I’ve always felt passionate about winning, but closing the gender gap in this sport and leaving a legacy for the next generation of sailors is equally as important to me. The long-term vision is not only to win the Women’s and Youth America’s Cup but also to create equal opportunity on and off the water in professional sailing, leaving a lasting, positive impact on our sport. And we couldn’t do this without our partners, like Cecil Wright, who understand the world of competitive sailing and have been on this journey with us from the start.”


Cecil Wright shares this passion for sailing and recognises the drive and tenacity it takes to compete at its highest level. Athena Pathway is thrilled to have them as a partner in their goal of winning the Women’s and Youth America’s Cup regattas.

"The same 24/7 grit, tenacity and talent is essential to win in yachting as a sport as well as a business. We already support youth sailing, and have done for many years, so it’s the most authentic and supportive partnership." - Chris Cecil Wright

 Read more from Cecil Wright on this fantastic new partnership here