Gender is something you are born with so it makes no difference (or should not),but sailing is a choice I happily make!! I sail with my mate, but he regards and titles me "Captain" in every sense of the word.
I do all the repair work on our Buccaneer 240, including outboard maintenance. Have always been handy at fixing and enjoy it ,so for me the work and the sailing is therapy from a 24-7 job schedule!
Sail on ladies!