being a 'aventurous" women all my life , and havin travel the many countries as a photo
journalist before .
the last 10 years i had to build my second house ( first one sold for divorce 15 years ago) , care part time for my son , restaure few boats, ..now my son is 21 and independant , my house nearly finished..
now i got all my Time for myself , and more sailing ..
alas the last 2 years got few heath issues with menopause ..and cronic back injuries from old flying ultralight crach ( used to fly paraglyder and ultralight plane too ...)
Now as many middle age women , got a little dog from the refuge for compagny my emotional need ( i admit i even call sometime my dog by my son name !!)..
Well , i am a aventurous women for sure, but very independant , and i had to assume and work alone ( by choise ) in my projects .
I know many women could not have done what i did, even they will not know how to build a shed or a house ( i do all , carpentry , plumbing
..ect ), and they will have find a partner to do all that for them.
i do not jugde them, but i am too independent and love doing all that myself.
i prefere doing my carpentry or using a circular saw ,a grunder , sander and drill that working on a office or a shop ..
and i prefere to live in the small town that a big city nowdays
i do not judge other women , but realised that most woman have very different interests , but then , i was always "different " as far that i can remember at school
I realise that most woman of my generation ( born 1961) have still focus very much most of their first half part of their life around the care of their family
first , even abandonning their own carreer as ingenieur or mathematic ..( i did math , physic myself ), as they had to support and follow their husband , they had to make few choise and priorities..
now they have to relearn to care for themself, and regain confidence again of their own habilities ,
it is not a critique , just a fact that i can observe around me , in Australia
where i live and France
where i come from ..and in the States and Canada
where i have friends.
So sailing was not a passion and a priorities for most women ,as even on the week end they had kids
need to be attend too and driving to all their sport ..activities ..ect..and the shopping
, and cleaning
most of week- end guys have time to play and fix their boats and chat on pontoon and yachts club, while women do the house cleaning
, week shopping
it is not a critique , just a reality..
so few 25 to 45 year old women have time to relax around boats and yacht club if they have a family
maybe this little explaination ,will give you a better understanding of the lack of young "birds " around the boating/sailing scene....
but as we say in French , "there are always few exceptions to the rules "
so good luck ..