+10 for this.
Long time reader, minimal poster. As a woman at the upper end of amateur racing across a variety of classes in Aus, I can attest that we have some fantasticly talented girls here. That being said, it's getting the initial opportunities that are the hardest. Once given a ride, it's usually reasonably straighforward to prove yourself if you have the skills. There are, however, still some dinasaurs out there who think you need to be able to wave your dick around to kick ass on the water.