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Old 09-04-2013
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Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

I had female flight instructors when I was getting some advanced ratings and never had an issue understanding them. Perhaps they mastered "man-speak" in order to talk to me

I guess one thing I did that was perhaps female oriented is when I got to function on the boat that was brute-strength related, I would try and point out ways to do it with more brains and less brawn. There is no reason to muscle your boat into 25 knots to get the anchor up if you have a working engine and no reason to break your back getting the anchor loose either.

We did learn real quick with sailing to NOT put husbands and wives on the same boat.
Example:
"Sir, not to be rude but I am a trained instructor and you are a student. Can you please not re-translate everything I tell your wife? Thank you"
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Last edited by Coquina; 09-04-2013 at 10:45 AM.
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