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    5 things men should know about sailing with women

    I've been sailing and cruising full for seven years with my wife...sailing with her for 20+ Back when I raced the 40.7 almost half my crew were women. 4-5 out of 10 or 11 every week. The worst dockings EVER are those when someone grabs a line and starts pulling without asking.
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    5 things men should know about sailing with women

    It's a big step down, yes. But the way we dock you could easily sit on the cap rail and slide down to the dock if you wanted to. There's no jumping. Call it a big step down if you will, but jumping to me implies you're trying to cover some horizontal distance over open water between the boat...
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    5 things men should know about sailing with women

    I learned it at an offshore sailing course my wife and I took at Chapman's in FL over 20 years ago. If that, and "prop walk is a thing and this is why it's your friend" were the only things I got out of that week it still would have been worth it. Good course, we met at the school on Saturday...
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    5 things men should know about sailing with women

    We'll have flashlights handy, and will use them for signaling. Preferably without blinding each other.
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    5 things men should know about sailing with women

    Except the osculati chain markers we use are colored and look different under red light.
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    5 things men should know about sailing with women

    We talk through almost every landing before we get close to the dock anyway, even if it's utterly routine. Even saying "Standard starboard approach, OK?" saves drama and let's everyone know what we're doing. At night you need to make sure a light is on you hands when you're signaling. We try to...
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    5 things men should know about sailing with women

    Meh. We've been doing it with hand signals forever. Never felt the need for walkie talkies or radios. The few we've tried did not work well. Our biggest comm issue from center cockpit to bow is the hard dodger, which acts like a band shell and captures anything I may say unless I stick my head...
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    5 things men should know about sailing with women

    There is never ANY jumping involved when we dock the boat. We step off the boat or we take another pass. We take very few second passes. I've been trying to get my wife to take the helm for docking and anchoring for years. She has been...resistant.
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    5 things men should know about sailing with women

    I invite you to explain that to my wife. I have tried. She also won't wear a bikini while handling the anchor, so the whole thing is pointless, really.
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    5 things men should know about sailing with women

    The women often smell better. But beyond that?
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    5 things men should know about sailing with women

    I sail with a gynecologist. I don't ask her about this stuff.

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