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    5 things men should know about sailing with women

    So...is that a sailboat or a hair salon?   ;)
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    5 things men should know about sailing with women

    You need to sail with more women.  They tend to think before they jump. I have a fairly large, quite light boat with narrow foils that pivots very easily, is easily wind-blown and needs momentum to track straight.  It's a different docking methodology than most cruisers.  My constant bugaboo is...
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    5 things men should know about sailing with women

    "Jumping" is used perhaps as a term of art meaning "get on to the dock."  But if you have the amount of freeboard on your 53'er shown in this pic and are pulling up to a 12" high dock, I suggest that there is actually some jumping/leaping/giant stepping - whatever you want to call it - involved...
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    5 things men should know about sailing with women

    This last is VERY true.  The worst thing you can do is take a line away from someone who is doing the right thing juuuuuuust a liiiiiiittle to slowly for someone's taste.   The other is unnecessary mansplaining.   Both are crew killers.  I may have lost a very, very useful new crew this way. ...
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    5 things men should know about sailing with women

    This is true and quite rapidly learned.  But not at the first time out of urgency or of necessity.  We worked things out and I transferred a bit of my experience in practicing, and then we were good to go. My wife also always drives when anchoring.  And I always speak loudly from the bow. ...




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