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post #152 of Old 07-29-2013
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Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

I, too, am late to the party but as a sailor in the younger generation I want to jump in.

I think you will see more and more women owning their own boat. I have sailed since I was 14 and owned my own dinghy between ages 16 and 26. (29 now and am preparing to by my first cruising boat). In the past year, my hubby has decided to learn how to sail properly so that we can charter together, however, I will likely be the Captain for a long time.

I was lucky to have spent 2 years crewing on a Tall Ship with a female captain and all senior female crew (XO and 2 WO). In 2003 the only male senior officer was the cook (If you want to see mixed gender roles).
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