Tania might want a bikini.... posing for a magazine cover au natural would be a bit risque even for a woman's sailing magazine.
My issue has more to do with the fact that the cover in question shows a bikini clad woman doing...nothing. Perching on the bowsprit, doing...nothing. A bikini clad woman at the the helm, or hoisting a sail or fishing or anything would be completely different than a passive glamour shot which only makes a strong argument in favor of my opinion that sailing can at times be a bit of a "boys club".
To each his own I suppose. Maybe I need to start a sailing magazine for women- Total Bad Ass Chick Sailors. Tania Aebi could be our cover girl, no bikini necessary.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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