Originally Posted by osirissail
... since you do not know me or my wife who like your woman does not appear to be from the California or there abouts.
[Screeching brakes] It is only the women of California and thereabouts who are at fault! This is good to know.
I must Skype my Californian sailing girlfriends (many of whom are much better sailors than I) & tell them to get off the water
immediately or they will give the state a bad name. I will also instruct them to hastily create a vapid lifestyle in order they can fit with the general stereotype.
On a serious note, women who want all mod cons onboard or who can't/won't adjust to being on the water
are everywhere. I've also known some men
who fit that category - and none of them lived in California!
I think it's a shame that more women don't sail but to be honest, if most had to choose between being stuck on a boat on a stinking hot day, sweating like hell in a screaming easterly while a raving skipper
goes out of his mind over something trivial ... or sipping chilled martinis with their girlfriends at the club, I think the choice would be easy for many of them.
Again, a wild generalisation but my point is that if sailing were a more pleasant experience for women, perhaps more of them would go?
Just putting it out there, not in a critical or judgemental way