anything Wooden Boat Women
can't do as well as the men?
Some might regard a traditional looking boat made of wood as being
simply romantic and
That is an argument I hotly disagree with especially when you factor in
While wooden boats may be romantic, they certainly are not impractical and they do stand out from the crowd of mass produced 'plastic' tubs.
And there is
nothing impractical about the many
outstanding girls who are building, maintaining
sailing their own wooden boats.
Nor does being a practical female mariner mean not being romantic or sexy, just ask
Carver of Jack Tar Magazine.
Boat Women Who
there are no end of women
who have gone sailing, some single handed, some as chief cook and
with a male partner.
That is not to say that
victualling etc is not important
but I think it is fair to say that most of these girls have contributed
I'm pretty sure that women
such as Annie
Hill and Lin
Pardey were more than willing to get their
And when it comes to building
anyone who is of the
opinion that wooden boat building is a male preserve should check out
Gail is one of the very few
people who builds
wooden boats "by eye".
And then there's Julia, from Jamestown, Rhode Island,
circumnavigation aboard her wooden boat, Macy,
which she built
here is une jeune fille in France blogging
about how she is building her
A Woman's Guide to Choosing the Cruising Life
who hasn't quite got
to that stage yet is
Winchester in the UK. her Fairey
Marine Duckling may be
small but from "small acorns..." as they say.
But you don't have to be a
spring chicken to enjoy
or appreciate having your own wooden boat.
Holmes has been sailing wooden boats in San
Diego harbor since
Now in her seventies, and
still sailing she has also
written about her experiences as well as being a celebrated marine
For females who want more
advice on the cruising
lifestyle there is plenty of superb advice at Cruising Women on Yachts.
As the website suggests, the
women" who sail are in fact 'Extraordinary'.
Stephanie Katz is another
extraordinary young woman from the north eastern United
Her first taste of sailing was crewing on a tall-ship up in
she spends her time on traditionally-rigged tall-ships and working
towards further licensing and certification in the maritime industry.
Those who sail wooden boats
are to my mind 'Extra
Extraordinary Wooden Boat People'.