Re: woman singlehanders
I have always found that respect is earned, not given. Some guys will help you some won't, but I believe it is the same for women.
I love to be alone on the water, it is the best sailing of all and you only have yourself to report too or clean up after.
Enjoy your hard earned freedom and don't worry what anyone else thinks. After all we are the few lucky ones that have worked hard and earned the right to do what we want...sail.