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  1. SF Woody Sailor

    2024 Olympics - Finn Class is out. A new two-man keel boat is in.

    Only sons so far. And I did not attribute "illusory" to any specific individual who might have standing.
  2. SF Woody Sailor

    2024 Olympics - Finn Class is out. A new two-man keel boat is in.

    Very true. To my knowledge I have not alleged lying or criminal activity by any specific individual. I am also aware of the strict libel laws in the UK.
  3. SF Woody Sailor

    2024 Olympics - Finn Class is out. A new two-man keel boat is in.

    Thank you, again. I had not thought of myself as living in a small wooden box, but I will attempt to educate myself.
  4. SF Woody Sailor

    2024 Olympics - Finn Class is out. A new two-man keel boat is in.

    Statistically that is not correct.
  5. SF Woody Sailor

    2024 Olympics - Finn Class is out. A new two-man keel boat is in.

    I did not intend to mis-characterize yesterday's dialogue so I appreciate the clarification. I was not present for the salient conversation and am on relying the representations of others. Having said that, there do appear to be events (if not disciplines) where gender parity isn't obviously the IOC's goal. If sailing achieved gender parity in medals it isn't clear to me why each and every event within a discipline would need to have gender parity.
  6. SF Woody Sailor

    2024 Olympics - Finn Class is out. A new two-man keel boat is in.

    You don't believe that spectators would prefer to watch girls in swimsuits to boys in swimsuits? Same for beach volleyball.
  7. SF Woody Sailor

    2024 Olympics - Finn Class is out. A new two-man keel boat is in.

    Fair enough. Is that an observation of a mistake by the IOC or a recommendation? I will withhold my observations about the advisability of including female wrestling and male synchronized swimming except to note that they are pretty uncommon sports.
  8. SF Woody Sailor

    2024 Olympics - Finn Class is out. A new two-man keel boat is in.

    There is no question that this is an aspirational goal and perhaps a worthy one. However, there is no evidence (to my knowledge) that the IOC imposed a top down mandate that WS eliminate single gender events in favor of newly invented mixed gender ones. To my knowledge you don't see mixed gender gymnastic, swimming or diving events. Or mixed gender athletic events where halfway through a 400 meter dash or marathon the boy passes a baton to a girl or vice versa. Or mixed gender giant slalom skiing where halfway down the mountain they switch genders. Or 4 person bobsled requiring half and half gender parity.
  9. SF Woody Sailor

    2024 Olympics - Finn Class is out. A new two-man keel boat is in.

    If you watched yesterday's Sailing Illustrated broadcast (with Mr. Clean in the cameo) you would know that the "pressure" from IOC for gender equality per event is illusory. WS has a different and unknown agenda. It could be self interest, or it could be incompetence. As usual in human affairs it can be difficult to know which impulse predominates.
  10. SF Woody Sailor

    2024 Olympics - Finn Class is out. A new two-man keel boat is in.

    Here is a plan for gender equity to which many sailors could relate: Etchells (or Dragons or 5.5 meters) sailed 4 up: 2 boys and 2 girls.
  11. SF Woody Sailor

    2024 Olympics - Finn Class is out. A new two-man keel boat is in.

    There is also that event where the gymnasts twirl around with ribbons. That should be mixed gender too.
  12. SF Woody Sailor

    2024 Olympics - Finn Class is out. A new two-man keel boat is in.

    So male synchronized swimming?
  13. SF Woody Sailor

    2024 Olympics - Finn Class is out. A new two-man keel boat is in.

    Thank you for the courteous response. Double handed racing is a popular thing around here too. In fact, the largest single race on the West Coast of the US is probably the Three Bridge Fiasco which regularly attracts >300 boats every January in SF which is either single or double handed; gender is irrelevant. We also have mixed gender double handed buoy races; they are sometimes called Jack and Jill races; often times the female is required to helm in an admirable attempt to increase female participation. Single or double handed offshore racing is also a thing around here; anywhere from the Farallons to Hawaii. Gender is irrelevant. However, we do not have any 48 hour, mixed gender, offshore, double handed events. As best as I can tell this was a discipline invented by WS. Are you aware of any such event?
  14. SF Woody Sailor

    Expedition style motor yacht thread?

    I had more than one drinking session with Chas from Tas (or so I am reliably informed). I don't know if I had the please of hoisting a beverage with The Whale.
  15. SF Woody Sailor

    2024 Olympics - Finn Class is out. A new two-man keel boat is in.

    Or another thought: 5.5 meter or 6 meter buoy racing. Mixed gender. It would certainly be expensive, but wouldn't that be fun?