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post #44 of Old 03-03-2012
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Docking singlehanded? Thank you for the females' section on SailNet.

Hi, Ladies. I'm new to the forums but happy to see a section geared toward the folks who realize XX means a full set of chromosomes, as opposed to a movie rating! :-)

I adore sailing with my husband. He is mechanically inclined and a wonderful sailing partner. We've sailed our own boats and chartered all over.

I raced sailboats since I was 10, qualified for nationals, (Lightnings) and raced on my club team in college. I've singlehanded often on smaller sailboats. I spend a lot of time on our Hunter 376 but so far have not taken her out singlehanded. Not because the sailing is difficult, but because docking in our marina, especially if weather comes up while you're out, is. There are many other beautiful boats docked around me, many of which extend beyond their slip openings, making it impossible to spring in.

Have any of you gals had success with this? Any suggestions?


Originally Posted by camaraderie View Post
This is a thread that is primarily BY and FOR the female members of Sailnet where they can post and share questions and concerns with others in an adult and rational way. It is not:
1. A place for the men of sailnet to post "want ads"
2. A place where conversation, language and content will be permitted to degenerate into "locker room" standards that may be acceptable in the off topic forum.

Moderators will manage this sub-forum more aggressively and delete posts and threads that do not meet this higher standard as we try to carve out a more female friendly place within Sailnet.
We encourage our female members to find a home here and to report any posts you find objectionable using the "report post" icon in the top right corner of each message.
Thanks in advance to all for your cooperation.
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