This is a great thread.
I admire all you women out there singlehanders.
I grew up on the water all my life off Miami Beach fl.
My family had big boats but no sailboats.
Sailing is all I have been think about for years, even though I live too far from shore.
The military has brought me to GA where my husband has recently retired.
I am working on finishing my BS degree and returning to the military so I too can retire.
After I finish this year with my BS,
my next studies will be all that pertains to sailing, weather and nav.
because on day I too will be joining the life off shore.
You see all I dream about is living out on the water but he doesn't.
I live for trips to the coast but he doesn't, he just tolerates it.
I know I will end up out at sea and he won't.
I know were my home is. I have been away from it for too long.
So one day I see myself as a woman singlehander and like you I too will be proud.
So ladies in distress about docking remember success does not come to you, you go to it.
Leave your husband on shore and go for it!! and good luck.
You are all very encouraging.
I envy and live in amazement through your lives.
You all give me hope.
For now, I am patient and I know my day will come.
I know it would be hard for any of you but if you're ever in the Atlanta area and want to go rock climbing, look me up.