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Old 19-10-2006, 04:30   #1
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Seeking Interview Subjects

Hello all,
I'm looking for a few interview subjects for a magazine story. I'm looking for
boating women who may have found life on board a bit too gender
segregated. Specifically, I'm hoping to find a few couples who came up
with unique ways to determine who the captain of the boat is
. Or barring
that, a few women who can talk about the experience falling into traditional m/f roles on the boat but dropping them once back on land.
Feel free to pass this along to anyone you think would fit the story.
Contact: diane@dianeselkirk.com
Thanks!
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Old 30-10-2006, 06:56   #2
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My wife is the captain of the ship whether we are on the boat or at home!

Having said that, she takes the wheel and I tend the lines. We've done it that way since day one and its worked well. Don't know who you would actually call boat captain as we are a team.
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Old 30-10-2006, 12:59   #3
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We would be happy to do it. I sent the email this morning.
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Old 29-01-2007, 03:36   #4
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We may have almost typical pink & blue division of duties, but I think we reached the arrangement through trial and finding comfort levels. Lynn (Entlie on this forum) handles the division of duties section of our seminars.

We would be quite willing to participate. This is an area that interests us both.

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Did this story ever get written??
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Old 19-03-2007, 05:10   #7
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Diane writes about parenting, boating (including technical articles), travel and the environment.
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Old 13-05-2008, 22:12   #8
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Hi Gord May and Diane,

I met Mike in Papua New Guinea where I was teaching school and he was passing through.

He thought he was God's gift to sailing, but he didn't figure my woman's abilities into the equation.

We have been sailing full time together for 20+ years, mostly because I got him straightened out.

I let him play Captain at sea but once the anchor is down the purser runs the ship. Always been, tradition of the sea, law of the deck, woman's lib, besides he usually is either drinking or sleeping anyway!

Love to be interviewed but we are house sitting in Roatan for the hurricane season. Deep water dock, 24' twin 60 run about, gardener, maid, and we get paid. How could I say no?

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I am the Captain of my Ship. My wife (the Admiral) says I can say that.
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Old 14-05-2008, 07:37   #10
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I would never presume to be Mike's Admiral. Mike who is on his third or fourth circumnavigation, (depending on how you count it) a coast guard captain, and a hunk.
But he doesn't do as well on land as at sea. (He insists on manitaining a 360 degree watch while driving a car!).
If I can help out by using my expertise, why not?

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Hi Gord May and Diane,

I met Mike in Papua New Guinea where I was teaching school and he was passing through.

He thought he was God's gift to sailing, but he didn't figure my woman's abilities into the equation.

We have been sailing full time together for 20+ years, mostly because I got him straightened out.

I let him play Captain at sea but once the anchor is down the purser runs the ship. Always been, tradition of the sea, law of the deck, woman's lib, besides he usually is either drinking or sleeping anyway!

Love to be interviewed but we are house sitting in Roatan for the hurricane season. Deep water dock, 24' twin 60 run about, gardener, maid, and we get paid. How could I say no?

Want to come down?

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Excellent. That made me laugh out loud!
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Old 03-06-2008, 09:14   #12
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Hi!

What I have found different about my experience is that we are the youngest couple in the harbor. I JUST moved aboard, and I am 24 and my boyfriend is 25. The other young sailors are all men, and as a young woman I am often looking to older couples for inspiration and ideas.

Ryan is the captain, bc he owns the boat, but I am in charge (don't tell him). The division of labor (and costs) has been really intersting, especially since we are both working full time and are trying to do some major refitting, and aren't married. We would be happy to participate!
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I just found this thread and while I cannot contribute to the discussion about couples and gender roles, I can testify to the adventure of sailing with my regular Virgin Island charter crewmates, 6-people, 3-men and 3-women, 4-Phd's, 1-Annapolis grad, and me.
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