Years ago I met an older woman on the SAILING forum on Compuserve... She was looking to do some sailing and I had access to some big boats in my (then) sailing club. I assured her things were on the up and up, that my WIFE and KIDS were coming along as well as other adults of varying ages. It was NOT a bunch of horndog guys. That plus the fact that we were sailing out of a, um, SECURE area,... she showed up and had a blast. We were friends for a few years and she would go sailing w/ me/others a few times a year. Even had us over to her house for a party.
If I'd been single I would have hit on her daughter who was only about 8 or 9 years younger than me!
Anyway, while I have pretty good crew these days (
) I am not, was not LOOKING for some sweet thing to go crusing around w/.
In fact I would SUCK at marketing
myself; I'd paint a pretty realistic picture of how cruising/sailing REALLY is. Sweating your guts out upside down in the bilge when something breaks. Rough seas/strong wind that are right on the nose when you have to go somewhere. etc.etc.
I figure I want someone on board who knows what they are getting into and WANTS to be there.
First time I took lady friend sailing it was about 65 degrees, wind 20-23 w/ gusts and built to 25 gust into the 30's. Seas about 3 feet solid plus. Us in a Lippincott 30; disp about what, 8000#?
Fortunately w/ furling main which made it easy to handle.
She LOVED it.
Nah, I'm not going to put up a post looking for female crew. They want to sail,they can come find me.