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You know there may be a reason why women don't post their opinion.

When I was sailing full time again and again I saw couples sailing where the wife or companion didn't really want to be there. They wanted to be at home, around friends, relatives, or family, not sailing the 7 seas. I know this might sound sexist, but it seemed that 9 times out of 10, if not more, it was the man's dream to go sailing and adventuring and not his wife.

There are many men sailing in far away ports that started with a devoted companion, but wound up sailing alone, because their wife, although trying to be supportive, just finally gave up pretending that cruising was what they wanted to do. I know all the ladies are now offended and angry, but if you actually look around you and go sailing for awhile you will see the truth in what I'm saying.

I also saw quite frequently that since the wife didn't really want to be there to start with, that they didn't really learn much about sailing. They could do it, but it just wasn't something they were all that into, and would involve themselves when needed, but, didn't get much into all the intricate details - like navigating with a sectant for instance.

So, why don't women post - there aren't many out there that really love sailing and the cruising life.

Just one person's opinion.

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And so it does on this here subject. Interesting, somewhat.
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... it seemed that 9 times out of 10, if not more, it was the man's dream to go sailing and adventuring and not his wife.
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So, why don't women post - there aren't many out there that really love sailing and the cruising life.

Just one person's opinion.

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It's a big world and I suppose that all of us have a different experience in our little bit of it. I guess that once again I've been lucky in that I don't find this to be the case at all in my tiny part of it

We belong to two sail clubs, one based at a local lake and another on the Bay. In both clubs the women are not only supportive and on the boats, but in one club at least a third of the women started out singlehanding big boats before finding their SOs and a few of those have their captain's license (beyond the six pack). Each male Sailnetter that I've met in person who has a SO has one who is supportive and an active participant in the experience. And of course there's forum member Jaye (wingNwing) who is both an accomplished sailor and active in the forum. And now that I think about it, our slip neighbors are couples with both actively engaged (and the woman next to us can dock like a champ).

I do think that not as many women sailors want to join online forums but I don't see evidence that most women don't want to sail at all.
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The only "undesireable" I see here is generalizations. And I'm going to "generalize" that mikieg's behavior is more about proving himself right, than about sharing information. Calls it like he sees it, he says? I think I'm calling it troll.
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The only "undesireable" I see here is generalizations. And I'm going to "generalize" that mikieg's behavior is more about proving himself right, than about sharing information. Calls it like he sees it, he says? I think I'm calling it troll.
I agree. It's getting tiresome.

If we want to talk about 0.01%, that would be about the number of memebrs that are asked by a moderator to apologize to another poster. Congrats mikieg, you made it into that pernicious group.
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