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This mixed idea is great because it does allow both sexes to compete.

But how does it work in nations which have different religious views? I am no religion expert but I am guessing that some religions won't allow you to go sailing for 200 days a year with someone who is not your partner/wife/husband.

This has always been a concern for me, are we going to lose those nations in sailing at the highest level?


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It'll just provide more pressure on them to enter the 19th, if not 20th or 21st centuries.
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Our club has a Ladies Championship. The trophy is named the "Dolly Bowl". My wife in past years has been more than capable of winning it but she's not interested...."I'm not a fecking Dolly" is how she sums it up.

 
We used to boycott the Ladies Race at my old club - all the arguments in favour of it pointed to having a crews' race instead.  

But I recall the comments afterwards like "I see Geoff won the Ladies Race again", which did at least acknowledge/promote the idea that the crew's input was important!
 
 
LOLThat sounds familiar
 
I did suggest we rename the "Dolly Bowl" to something more appropriate...Some bright spark suggested the "Crumpet Cup"......even my wife laughed.
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Mmmmmm. Very interesting. 

If Winging It with her background of experience and exploits doesn't think it's a question and would not favour a free for all. 
It looks as if at top level having equal nerve, skill and determination would not be enough to cancel out the physical differences and go head to head.
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unfortunately, when you're sailing at the highest level little things matter most, and almost every competitor will have the same amount of nerve, skill and determination, otherwise they wouldn't make it that far, but the men will almost always be stronger than the women, so it would not be a level playing field.  Women can compete equally with men at club level because the differences in skill between top and bottom are greater, as are the margins of error.
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In skiffs there is a difference likewise clearly Finns. Less clear in something like a laser radial

totally equal in something like team racing - for example the current BUSA 1st team title holders include a female helm, Claire Lasko who is also the reigning ladies national team champion and more than capable of handing it out to the lads..


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in the same vein, does sprinting discriminate between sexes, surely women should be able to run against usain... they would do fantastically ;) 
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Originally posted by a_dowley

This mixed idea is great because it does allow both sexes to compete.

But how does it work in nations which have different religious views? I am no religion expert but I am guessing that some religions won't allow you to go sailing for 200 days a year with someone who is not your partner/wife/husband.

This has always been a concern for me, are we going to lose those nations in sailing at the highest level?

f*** em. There's already a campaign (which I support) to ban Saudi Arabia from London 2012 unless they bring women. Given they basically ban women from doing sport within their own country, this is unlikely- but then the IOC and our government are too spineless to ban them

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Post Options Post Options   Quote mongrel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Apr 12 at 8:59am
Originally posted by alstorer

Originally posted by a_dowley

This mixed idea is great because it does allow both sexes to compete.

But how does it work in nations which have different religious views? I am no religion expert but I am guessing that some religions won't allow you to go sailing for 200 days a year with someone who is not your partner/wife/husband.

This has always been a concern for me, are we going to lose those nations in sailing at the highest level?

f*** em. There's already a campaign (which I support) to ban Saudi Arabia from London 2012 unless they bring women. Given they basically ban women from doing sport within their own country, this is unlikely- but then the IOC and our government are too spineless to ban them

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Post Options Post Options   Quote ex laser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Apr 12 at 1:10pm
Originally posted by mongrel

Originally posted by alstorer

Originally posted by a_dowley

This mixed idea is great because it does allow both sexes to compete.

But how does it work in nations which have different religious views? I am no religion expert but I am guessing that some religions won't allow you to go sailing for 200 days a year with someone who is not your partner/wife/husband.

This has always been a concern for me, are we going to lose those nations in sailing at the highest level?

f*** em. There's already a campaign (which I support) to ban Saudi Arabia from London 2012 unless they bring women. Given they basically ban women from doing sport within their own country, this is unlikely- but then the IOC and our government are too spineless to ban them

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