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East Carolina Sailing in New Bern, NC has a very well qualified female instructor
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Sarah Bay sailing school on Longboat Key. Ask to have Sarah teach.
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Re: Female ASA Instructors?

Thought I would follow up, since I first posted this almost three years ago.

My wife has not had any follow-up lessons, and she is okay with that. She has been learning from me, and we have been learning together. She may not have the official certification, but she has become an extremely competent sailor.

We have done a number of bareboat charters in the Bahamas, the USVI and BVI, and around Florida. She is now quite comfortable with sailing, and with taking charge when she needs to. Comfortable enough that for our next charter we are talking about a one-way from St. Lucia to Grenada.
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Two of them actually, and I've been a student of both!
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Call me cynical but I am not sure there are that many Male Chauvinist Pigs still out there, especially in a business that smiles on customers "graduating." Was it the written she failed or the practical? Did the instructor point out her shortfalls and where to practice to get them up to spec? I would go to another facility and ask to challenge the exam on whatever instructor they have.
The more I sail the less I see it being a "man's world." You can give me a skipper that knows what they are doing any day. Or crew for that matter.
btw, I always let the admiral or any greenhorns take the helm as much as possible. It generates a lot of self confidence in the newbies and gets the Admiral prepared when or if I end up over the side!
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Call me cynical but I am not sure there are that many Male Chauvinist Pigs still out there...
Call me pragmatic, but it doesn't make any difference at all how MANY there are. When you run into one, it can ruin the experience. At that point, the fact that (in your opinion) there are fewer than there were in the past doesn't make any difference at all!
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Call me pragmatic, but it doesn't make any difference at all how MANY there are. When you run into one, it can ruin the experience. At that point, the fact that (in your opinion) there are fewer than there were in the past doesn't make any difference at all!

So we paint all male instructors with the same brush. Very narrow minded in my humble opinion. In my many years I have run across good and bad in both genders.
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Call me cynical but I am not sure there are that many Male Chauvinist Pigs still out there
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I always let the admiral or any greenhorns take the helm as much as possible. It generates a lot of self confidence in the newbies and gets the Admiral prepared when or if I end up over the side!

If you refer to your wife as 'the admiral,' you might wanna rethink your perception of chauvinism.
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So we paint all male instructors with the same brush. Very narrow minded in my humble opinion. In my many years I have run across good and bad in both genders.
I never painted all male instructors with the same brush, and I am quite certain that I am not the one being narrow minded here.
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A tongue-in-cheek term of endearment which elevates their wife to a position of leadership above their own is chauvinistic?

I admit I had to look up the definition of chauvinistic to make sure I haven't been mistaken in it's meaning my whole life, but how is saying one's wife gets the final say when it comes to all things boat related is "displaying excessive or prejudiced support for one's own sex?


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