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Originally posted by s.a.l.t.y

This could be an obvious answer, but could we not just throw some women in a 49er and tell them to get on with it? Im suprised that the idea of a 'womens skiff' has not been flagged up as discriminatory against women, what with that sexual equality and stuff like that. There are plenty of female sailors out there that would be more than capable of handling a 49er, some probably more so than many of the men out there that have decided that women should be sailing a 'lesser' boat, so why not just give them indoors one aswell?


While I agree to an extent, unfortunately it's not realistic as a lot of woman just wouldn't be heavy enough for it. 

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Originally posted by Foiling_Toff

Originally posted by s.a.l.t.y

This could be an obvious answer, but could we not just throw some women in a 49er and tell them to get on with it? Im suprised that the idea of a 'womens skiff' has not been flagged up as discriminatory against women, what with that sexual equality and stuff like that. There are plenty of female sailors out there that would be more than capable of handling a 49er, some probably more so than many of the men out there that have decided that women should be sailing a 'lesser' boat, so why not just give them indoors one aswell?


While I agree to an extent, unfortunately it's not realistic as a lot of woman just wouldn't be heavy enough for it. 

 
like anything if you want to participate you'd make yourself the right size/weight.  dont see why we have to have all the different distictions for mens and womens with diffferent boats, just do 5 classes with a mens and a womens in each.
 
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Surely in other sports, they take an event which already exists, like say women's doubels rowing, and give it olympic status, rather than creating a new event that no women are previously participating in?
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Originally posted by RS400atC

Surely in other sports, they take an event which already exists, like say women's doubels rowing, and give it olympic status, rather than creating a new event that no women are previously participating in?
 You'd think so, wouldn't you? Of course, it may be that other sports are exactly like this, but not being up with it we just don't hear about it. Many sports must be struggling with the "equality" thing.
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Originally posted by slop_idol

Originally posted by Foiling_Toff

Originally posted by s.a.l.t.y

This could be an obvious answer, but could we not just throw some women in a 49er and tell them to get on with it? Im suprised that the idea of a 'womens skiff' has not been flagged up as discriminatory against women, what with that sexual equality and stuff like that. There are plenty of female sailors out there that would be more than capable of handling a 49er, some probably more so than many of the men out there that have decided that women should be sailing a 'lesser' boat, so why not just give them indoors one aswell?


While I agree to an extent, unfortunately it's not realistic as a lot of woman just wouldn't be heavy enough for it. 

 
like anything if you want to participate you'd make yourself the right size/weight.  dont see why we have to have all the different distictions for mens and womens with diffferent boats, just do 5 classes with a mens and a womens in each.
 
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double handed cat
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The track events have some differences between men and women in middle distance. Field have different weights for "throwing" events between genders. On the cycling track, 2012 will be the first Olympics with the same events for men and women. It'll be the first with female boxing (and then rather less events). There's a lot less canoeing events for women. In the football, there's 12 spots for women's teams, which can be full national sides, whilst the men have 16 spots for under 23 sides (with up to 3 overage players).
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Originally posted by Scooby_simon

Originally posted by slop_idol

Originally posted by Foiling_Toff

Originally posted by s.a.l.t.y

This could be an obvious answer, but could we not just throw some women in a 49er and tell them to get on with it? Im suprised that the idea of a 'womens skiff' has not been flagged up as discriminatory against women, what with that sexual equality and stuff like that. There are plenty of female sailors out there that would be more than capable of handling a 49er, some probably more so than many of the men out there that have decided that women should be sailing a 'lesser' boat, so why not just give them indoors one aswell?


While I agree to an extent, unfortunately it's not realistic as a lot of woman just wouldn't be heavy enough for it. 

 
like anything if you want to participate you'd make yourself the right size/weight.  dont see why we have to have all the different distictions for mens and womens with diffferent boats, just do 5 classes with a mens and a womens in each.
 
single handed skiff
double handed skiff
single handed dinghy
double handed cat
board
 
Or
 
single handed skiff
double handed skiff
single handed Cat
double handed cat
board
 
 
as for the choice of Cat for 2016; I'd bet on the Viper!  (and hope that the Hobie 16 does not make it).
 
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Viper is a good shout, hope Nacra come up with a mini F20C.


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Dirty lovechild of a 49er and an 800? 

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I think it looks quite good. Rig looks pretty powerful for the size of the boat.
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