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Re: Unleashing Womens Potential in Blue Water Sailing

LOL @ Jane! I ADORE being older! I don't have to go to work anymore, don't have to worry about what time of the month it is, and yes, I probably do get more respect. And those senior discounts!

We were docking at a new-to-us marina in Eleuthera, me at the helm and Dan on the bow as usual, and the dockhand said something on the order of, "Wow, you're the first one I've seen who didn't crash either the dock or the bulkhead! Nicely done!"

And I was trying to be polite while thinking a very different "wow" of my own, until she went on to say that every sailboat she's seen has trouble with the current in there, and its usually only the powerboats that dock neatly. She hadn't even processed the gender thing, for her it was all about sail v. power.
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