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Did you know the bones of St Valantine are burried in White Friars Church. Dublin.:eek:
I,m off to meet mine for dinner.;) you never know. :D
Happy St Valentines day.
 

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I may have missed something in this thread. There seem to be some gaps in the information from one post to the next.

That being said, I believe that a section for women would be great. After spending months on end with Captain Bob, a female perspective on questions and situations is refreshing and enlightening. Circumstances that bother women are frequently insignificant to me, for example, clean clothes and lots of hot water for a shower.

I like hanging on the hook as well as anybody, but about every two weeks, I need a "marina fix.

Women only instruction is terrific for those who are more comfortable in an all girls situation. Some are more likely to ask questions and take the initiative when men aren't around.
 

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Hi ladies. I also singlehand and I am not surprised this forum is small. It appears we are a rare breed. I am not young at 59 but take the boat out most weekends. My husband does not sail but he does maintain it for me which makes it nice. Very happy to meet all of you. I joined a sailing club recently to meet other women sailors. Most are passengers but nice. There is a younger bunch that is growing though. All the best
 

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Docking singlehanded? Thank you for the females' section on SailNet.

Hi, Ladies. I'm new to the forums but happy to see a section geared toward the folks who realize XX means a full set of chromosomes, as opposed to a movie rating! :)

I adore sailing with my husband. He is mechanically inclined and a wonderful sailing partner. We've sailed our own boats and chartered all over.

I raced sailboats since I was 10, qualified for nationals, (Lightnings) and raced on my club team in college. I've singlehanded often on smaller sailboats. I spend a lot of time on our Hunter 376 but so far have not taken her out singlehanded. Not because the sailing is difficult, but because docking in our marina, especially if weather comes up while you're out, is. There are many other beautiful boats docked around me, many of which extend beyond their slip openings, making it impossible to spring in.

Have any of you gals had success with this? Any suggestions?

Thanks!
:) Mindy



This is a thread that is primarily BY and FOR the female members of Sailnet where they can post and share questions and concerns with others in an adult and rational way. It is not:
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2. A place where conversation, language and content will be permitted to degenerate into "locker room" standards that may be acceptable in the off topic forum.

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Hi, Singlehand :)

Thank you for your posting! What size sailboat are you on? How do you manage docking, or are you on a mooring?

All the best! :)

Hi ladies. I also singlehand and I am not surprised this forum is small. It appears we are a rare breed. I am not young at 59 but take the boat out most weekends. My husband does not sail but he does maintain it for me which makes it nice. Very happy to meet all of you. I joined a sailing club recently to meet other women sailors. Most are passengers but nice. There is a younger bunch that is growing though. All the best
 

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Welcome to Sailnet gshmindy.

Most of the posts in this thread are quite old, but good for you for poking around the forum to see what's what.

I have no advice on your docking solo other than take it slow, pay close attention to the wind and current, and try to have your ducks in a row before you need them to quack.

You mentioned being in a slip. It's helpful to try to have your lines laid out on the dock or positioned on the pilings where you can easily grab them with a boat hook on re-entering the slip. Not always easy as sometimes when leaving you'll have to just heave them onto the dock in the interest of time.

I constantly go through docking scenarios in my head (usually during boring meetings at work). That way, when it's time to dock, it's like I've been practicing. It also helps to practice when the marina is quiet, usually mid-week when the weekend warriors aren't about. Also, practice on calm days when there's no wind to sail anyway. That will make those windy days a tad less harrowing.

Well, I guess I had something to offer after all.

Good luck!
 

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For my wife and I, docking is more difficult than sailing, especially depending upon the wind direction and of course the strength. Sometimes we think we can get out of the slip, we can sail but wonder can we get back into the slip, and then decide to stay in the slip.
 

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For my wife and I, docking is more difficult than sailing,
I think if you ask even the most experienced sailor, he or she will say the same.

Sometimes we think we can get out of the slip, we can sail but wonder can we get back into the slip, and then decide to stay in the slip.
Do what makes you comfortable. No shame in that.
 

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Some of our best stories and biggest embarrasments have been arrving back to our slip. I never ever take an uneventfull docking experience without thanking my wife and my boat.

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Hello, I just joined two days ago and I was looking for a place to post. This is really great that you have area set aside for women. I'm really glad that I stumbled across SailNet everyone has been really nice to me. I have a 16 foot Hobie and I am working my way up to a larger live aboard, but in the meanwhile I really love my Boat. it seems like it's been a long time since someone has posted here. It would be great to meet other women sailors.Roxanne
 

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Hello, I just joined two days ago and I was looking for a place to post. This is really great that you have area set aside for women. I'm really glad that I stumbled across SailNet everyone has been really nice to me. I have a 16 foot Hobie and I am working my way up to a larger live aboard, but in the meanwhile I really love my Boat. it seems like it's been a long time since someone has posted here. It would be great to meet other women sailors.Roxanne
I loved my 16' Hobie! Even though it was not my first sail boat, it was the boat that truly ignited my passion for sailing...hope you enjoy yours as much as I did.
 

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Hello out there... seems no one has been on this thread for quite a while.
It is now "off season" for me here in the NE, the boat was winterized and "put to bed" 2 weeks ago and I am looking for ways to pass the time til spring rolls around. Other than working my full time job I am not thrilled about. Of course family commitments and the holidays will keep me occupied for a bit... but once January arrives I'll start getting itchy.
I started my typical routine of reading sailing adventures and ordering more used books on amazon.
I am curious if there are any other women sailors out there willing to share stories, discuss boating issues and hopes/dreams for future adventures...
Honestly I was reluctant to even indicate whether I was male/female when I entered my profile recently... I didn't know if I would be taken seriously or not.
I like reading the various forum topics so far.
(Capt) Lisa
 

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Hello Lisa.

Welcome to SailNet. You'll find that most of the women here lurk. Some pop out every now and then when they feel passionate about something, but mostly it is the men who contribute.

This particular thread was added just to announce the appearance of HerSailNet way back when so don't expect much activity. If any. A few of the other HerSailNet threads are more popular (mostly with the men though).

Don't be afraid to pipe up in any part of the forum. We (mostly) don't bite.
 
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Hi Lisa, welcome! On the water, I have met a good number of female sailors, some who are also single handing and a few with their 100 ton license. I don't know many who post here, either in SN or HerSailnet, and I tend to eschew the women-only approach to anything, but I'll look forward to your posts where ever they might be and will share my thoughts, too.

Cheers,

Carliane
 

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Thank you both! I love reading the various topics in all the forums but need more time to do so. Just starting to get a handle on all of the "areas" on this site.

FYI - yesterday afternoon I made a final visit to the marina I will be moving my boat to this spring... and selected a slip and signed the contract. It was a tough decision. I spent the past 6 yrs in a location I loved... but had to move to NJ.
Had to considere - where would the sun rise/set. Where would the tide be coming in/going out of. Current near entrance of slip. Typical winds thru the marina? Neighbors? Where can I keep dinghy w/out paying? Floating docks? How far of a walk from parking lot. Etc, etc, etc... finally made my choice - trying to get the best slip for the least amount of $$$. NOW I WISH MY BOAT WERE THERE NOW - but she is in DE for the winter.

Looking forward to reuniting w/ my mistress... (yes, my boat!).
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Hi Lisa,
Where are you in Delaware? I just moved my boat (single-handed, perhaps I will post a "story" of my first adventure moving my Morgan 416 by myself to a new destination :^) to Summit North where I am keeping it for the winter.

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Welcome to our newest SailNet members!

I do suggest and hope that you post your introductory messages in the "Introduce Yourself" section rather than here.

Introduce Yourself - SailNet Community

I look forward to all of your contributions to the forum.
 

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Hi Leslie- wow, that's where my boat is now also. I'm on C-dock. Actually I will be down tomorrow to check on her and hang out a bit. Just wintering there then will move on to the NJ Coast in the spring.
Would lov to chat about boating sometime!
Lisa
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Lisa,
Hahaha! I was wondering who had the nice - looking Pearson at the beginning of C dock - LOL! Walk to the end of C Dock and you'll find my Morgan parked on the T-head. When are you going down tomorrow? I'll stop by to say hello. (Sorry Mods for turning this into a meetup ..... your rules about not being able to PM until until a certain number of posts ;-)

I'll try to PM u and send a friend request. I think I have just barely passed probation.

I now return this thread to its regularly scheduled programming ..... :D
 

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Hi Lesley- LOL... I am so new to this site ... I wrote you a private message but it didn't go through cuz I'm too new (I guess). Probation issue??? I'll get the hang of it...
Yes, the Pearson is my baby. I'll be down tomorrow (Wed.) after work - likely to arrive around 5p. Stop by for a glass of wine and story or two... if you are around at that time...
Lisa
 
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