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Some men accept women in charge, others don't and prefer to placate with the word...



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This subject actually came up at the dock because of this thread this past weekend.

I was talking with another female half of a sailing team while they were docked overnight during their passage, and my male counterpart referred to me as the Admiral during the conversation. I noted immediately that I disliked the title personally because in general the very definition of the word does not apply to me in regards to our boat, but nonetheless he has stuck me with this title because "all the other females are Admirals."

My new friend smiled and said "on our boat, I'm the Cruise Director. I still do half the work and sail as hard as anyone, but my main job as far as I'm concerned, is to make sure that through it all, we're still having FUN."

After considering her words for a moment I've decided she's right. It's just not worth it all if no one is having fun...so I've decided that my title is now Cruise Director too!

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Here is one woman captain. What a gal!
Sorry this page is not translated into English, but she is 22 y/o and the Captain of Polish yacht s/y Runaway in this year's Garibaldi Tall Ship Regatta. She was the youngest captain in 2008 The Tall Ships Races on board s/y Gedania.

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p.s. I want to be a captain too one day, "when I grow up"
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If the woman is Captain does the man then become Gilligan? Talk about having your manhood removed!
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Giiligan???

No Pet!; the man becomes the deckhand and responds in acknowledgement of the Captains demands: He responds this way: Yes Captain, or Yes Ma'am or At your service Captain!! That is how the spineless, underling, macholess man should respond.
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..That is how the spineless, underling, macholess man should respond.
And my I ask what use do you give to such a sailor? It doesn't seem very able to me. I certainly did not want such a crew member on my boat!!!
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Okay now"Blondie" you really started somethin' " Now take yourself and your little black dress down below and clean the fish the "real" Captain caught.

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Not sure how this got to be eight pages...

First, what's a womyn? And second, while I am positive there are plenty of fine female captains, there are still way more male ones. If that ratio ever equalizes or inverts, the general initial assumption of who is captain onboard may shift. Pretty obvious, I think. I apologize if someone has already pointed this out.

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...it's the difficulty that some people (not all people) really find it hard to use a title for a female. Like, Dr, Captain, Your Honor, Reverend, boss, etc.
Some people are idiots .

My doctor is female. I refer to and address her as "Dr. ..." I would never dream of referring to a judge as anything other than "Your Honour," regardless of said judge's gender. "Reverend..." well, TBH: I can't keep "Reverend," "Pastor," etc. straight. So if I fail to address a female reverend appropriately, that's the reason. My boss is my boss, regardless of gender. "Captain?" No problem. The captain's the captain. Again: Regardless of gender.

Most often other sailors assume I'm the skipper. One of us usually corrects them. The boat is her boat, after all .

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