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    Default Girls for Sail

    Does anyone know what is happening with the Cowes based company, Girls for Sail? Their phones are off, and they are cancelling all courses.

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    Default Re: Girls for Sail

    They've been sold?

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    Default Re: Girls for Sail

    More likely they've gone ti**

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    Quote Originally Posted by dom View Post
    More likely they've gone ti**

    Made me laugh that, ace. -)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dom View Post
    More likely they've gone ti**
    There are still some dinosaurs around ...
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    It'll be a shame if they have closed. My partner did a course with them last summer and, although the course content was neither especially good nor bad (i.e. perfectly adequate) she enjoyed learning in an environment where the heavier duty tasks still had to be done by women and in a female-friendly environment.
    A lot of sailing can be very 'blokey' - not, I feel, for the better.
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    It is odd that in this day and age anyone thinks it is acceptable to have a company that is discriminating in this way. It is a clear breach of discrimination legislation. Whether is should be is a different question.

    BTW I believe a number of sea schools do offer women only weeks which is probably acceptable.

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    Default Re: Girls for Sail

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea_Spray View Post
    There are still some dinosaurs around ...
    Dinosaurs had tiny brains. Not big enough for a sense of humour.

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    Default Re: Girls for Sail

    It appears they have ceased trading. (But their website is still up and appears to allow orders - so beware!)

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    If they have gone under it is a shame as they provided a a string of amusing posts on their transatlantic passages.

    1 yacht. 9 women. 1 crazy night dressed as fairies. 1 week of boat prep. 400 pieces of fruit and veg. 48 hours at sea.

    Now to introduce the crew (fellow twinklets):
    #1 Nikki el capitan. Head of the ‘watchdogs’.
    #2 Emma - in charge of keeping the capitan in order. Leader of the 'Nightowl' watch
    #3 Sarah - chief impersonator and leader of the 'Squirrel' watch
    #4 Karen - our rock. She supplies enough fairy dust to keep us all happy and moralle high
    #5 Claire - Owns the Hotstuff salon - beauty technician, social seceratary and head of decor - unfortunately capitan says fairy lights are a fire hazard
    #6 Sue - mummy twinklet. Her domain is the fridge; she is yet to show us her sons body building techniques!
    #7 Charlotte - our youngest twinklet. Oversees the grocery - she keeps all our juicy juicy mangoes and big plums nice and ripe.
    #8 Tricia - our in house nurse as well as head of fishing and keeping all tackle in order.
    #9 Jo - MD of power, gas, and water. She is Hotstuff's best friend and ours too!

    Our ARC 2013 adventure started with a spectacular departure and emotional farewell from Las Palmas. The camaraderie and support shown by all our loved ones, and everyone in Las Palmas was overwhelming. THANK YOU. A day none of us will ever forget.
    The romantic exit was promptly followed by squall, torrential rain, thick fog and cold breaking waves - we thought that perhaps Nikki had taken us the wrong way - we could have been back on the Solent!?
    The rain cleared and for a few hours we had a beautiful reach down Gran Canaria gybing in and out of fellow charter boats Northern child, EHO1 and El Ocaso and we were off. The pack split up and we have been heading SW keeping close to the Rhumb line to date.

    It's so surreal to start writing our blog on deck under the glow of the milky way. It's crazy to think just a week ago the closest we got to a milky way was our Friday treat on our lunchbreak.

    We have started as we mean to go on.
    With love and fairy dust – the Girls4Sail crew on Hotstuff.
    Monkey patching programmer [retired ]

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