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...
She may not be doing "nothing"...she may be scanning for a channel, keeping a lookout for the next course turn, enjoying a well earned rest after...
-lugging provisions down to the boat
-coming off watch
-plotting a course correction
Just because she is looking good, and bikini clad doesn't mean she is not contributing..
I sense an old assumption rearing its head here
Seems to me that a woman can kick ass AND look good.