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03-14-2016 03:32 PM
ScottUK
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

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Owning your own boat is the best way to remain a competent sailor, unless you have a club available or you are a professional instructor/skipper.
I don't think this is entirely true, I know a few international racers who have never owned a boat. Though I have now owned a few boats, my education was through racing other people's boats along with deliveries and cruising. I spent a number of years doing this and spent 70-90 days out on the water annually. I think getting out on the water is the best way to remain competent regardless of owning boat
03-14-2016 12:58 PM
Minnewaska
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

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Hi Minnewaska. Owning.
There are two opposing forces.

First, if you don't sail frequently, you'll never really improve. In fact, one could retrograde. Owning your own boat is the best way to remain a competent sailor, unless you have a club available or you are a professional instructor/skipper.

On the other hand, owning comes with a ton of time and financial responsibility. There is no other way about it. You are either good with that, or you're not.

I just spent the better part of this past weekend, starting the process of recommissioning for the Spring. It was hard work, I went to bed sore and exhausted both Sat and Sun night. Loved every minute of it.
03-14-2016 11:21 AM
Donna_F
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

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Hi Minnewaska. Owning.
There are many options for non-boat owners. Before I bought my first boat, which was a 22-foot trailer boat, I joined a local small boat club to 1) find out if I really liked sailing and 2) have the opportunity to be crew on other people's boats. For $40 a year it was a small investment.

Even on small boats you really get a feel while being crew of the maintenance involved, various costs, responsibilities, etc. The cost of a larger boat can be a lot (depending on the size boat and your definition of "a lot").

I would say there's no need to jump into boat ownership especially if both partners are not fully on board with the idea. In my case I owned my first boat before I met my partner so it was "take me, take my boat, too."
03-14-2016 11:02 AM
iamregina
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

Hi Minnewaska. Owning.
03-14-2016 06:05 AM
Minnewaska
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

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I'd love to own one, but my husband and I are still talking about it at the moment. But definitely, I love sailing!
Is your husband opposed? If so, to which, owning or sailing?
03-13-2016 11:45 PM
iamregina
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

I'd love to own one, but my husband and I are still talking about it at the moment. But definitely, I love sailing!
01-11-2016 03:14 PM
svHyLyte
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

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Don't tells those that insist sailing is discriminatory that there was a female yacht club commodore, there heads will explode.

The sport is not discriminatory, but some people can be.
Humm...One of the best Commodores of our club in SoCal--Alamitos Bay YC--was a lady, Mrs. Norma Clapp, in 1991. And, she was a heck of a good sailor as well.

FWIW...
01-11-2016 01:47 PM
cb32863
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

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Don't tells those that insist sailing is discriminatory that there was a female yacht club commodore, there heads will explode.

The sport is not discriminatory, but some people can be.
My club has had two, current one is a gal and we do a lot to promote women and sailing.We have a race series dedicated to women being skippers as well.
01-09-2016 09:26 PM
tadavidson
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

I'm 50 now, have owned 4 boats in my lifetime so far. One with a husband (Coronado 15'), one with a boyfriend (Catalina 27') and two myself. I do most of my own work on them except electrical because I don't want to burn my boat down. ;-) I think I have met at least 5+ others (women who own their own boats solo) in the past 5 years. I always think it's interesting how it is surprising to men that you live alone aboard and will assume you're with someone else who's boat it is. Just me and my dog!
09-16-2015 04:23 PM
NoVaNovice
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

I just bought my first boat at age 58. It's a 66' houseboat that will not move much once it arrives from Atlanta but will be a comfortable home for my business, my dog, and myself!
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