Re: Celebration Celebration
William H. Sills (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed, 18 Jun 1997 10:29:01 -0500
> that's so rad that you're starting an all female racing crew! i used to be
> on an all female boat. they were nice enough, but they didn't take it
> sereiously enough for me... one girl was on the ship for 18 months without
> getting her apprentice, but when three of us quit and joined my current ship,
> she got it in a week. they didn't work on their own boat ( a rather pathetic
> bayliner-esque thing) either. if it had a problem, the skipper would call
> her brother and he'd fix it. now i'm on a co-ed ship, and although we don't
> race, we take our sailing very seriously, and i am learning so incredibly
> much. so, good luck with your all female racing crew.... help to give
> all-girl ships some crediblity, 'cos the ones around here have very little
> crediblity except as the girlfriends of the all-boy ships.....
> (no offense intended to these ships...i'm just stating what i observed)
Where are you? We don't have that problem in the Midwest. Our Sea
Base is at Lake Geneva Yacht Club which has a many generation tradition
of world champion women sailboat AND iceboat racers. Our scow
association, the Inland Lake Yachting Association, is headed by
Commodore Suzie Reese. Our all girl ship SSS Gail & Gloria Gartz (3) has
plenty of very successful junior racers.
GEE! All I'd have to do is tell the girls that their only
credibility comes from the boys and I'd never be heard from again!
<VBG> Also, all but that ship are co-ed. There's plenty of choice