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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by bedouin View Post
    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.
    Hang on, womens only weeks? Why cant we have men only weeks? Oh I forgot, positive discrimination is ok!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggles Wader View Post
    Dinosaurs had tiny brains. Not big enough for a sense of humour.
    Nice one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skipper_stu View Post
    Hang on, womens only weeks? Why cant we have men only weeks? Oh I forgot, positive discrimination is ok!
    I think most weeks probably are men only weeks

    There is no such thing as positive discrimination - at is an oxymoron.

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    They had a logo'd car people mover thing, its abandoned in a Cowes car park.

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    I wonder if this is linked somehow to the Cheeky Rafiki court case and someone got cold feet about their liabilities.

    At least one of their boats was a Beneteau First 40. They worked their boats hard with an Atlantic circuit most years and multiple regattas.
    Monkey patching programmer [retired ]

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    You know who should educate us about discrimination? A white male yachtsman, I should think - all that experience.

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    They were bought last year, so this is a bit of a surprise. Sail training is a very tough business though.

    Have to say I always thought that gfs represented a fantastic idea appalling executed. Especially in the area of race training, where to my mind they did female sailing a disservice by being so wofully uncompetitive.
    You never know, I might be right!

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    Default Re: Girls for Sail

    One of their boats (donít know how many they have) was sail training in Cowes last Saturday. I was there too and we passed within smiling distance as we both prepared lines for berthing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mctavish View Post
    You know who should educate us about discrimination? A white male yachtsman, I should think - all that experience.
    You forgot the "straight, christian" bit

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    Did they not have some local difficulties with a property with no locks in the WI ? I cannot recall all the facts but an allegation of poor security but I msure others might know more. Maybe they have closed the company and will resurface under a new brand next week? The abandoned car people carrier was hardly a positive endorsement though whatever other goood services they offered afloat .

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