Welcome to the forum, Pygmalion, and don't worry about the transformation, it will happen in due course, if it is your desire.
There's heaps of men
here, and there are beginning to be more and more women represented, as skippers, or co-skippers.. Women who have been around here the longest include Seaworthy
Lass, SailorChic34, zeehag Prairie Chicken, gamayun, who is more recent, and some others, I don't internet-know all of them. Sea Dreaming is sometimes written by the woman, sometimes, it sounds like the guy, keeps you guessing.
Jim and I left the US for foreign shores for the first time, 30 yrs. ago today. However, we didn't have our financial ducks lined up, and had to return to work for one more year, and sell a house. Been in the South Pacific
not long after March of '89, for a fair wee while.
Long time ago, now, but you will find people here sensitive to your needs, mainly. There are a few mysogynists, too, but that only serves us to remember how they think, and they are out here in the world, too.
Ann, "just plain Ann, no "e""
Welcome to CF!