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#1 Priscilla II

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 05:21 PM

About bloody time.
What’s the chance ETNZ will pull their heads out of the sand and include females.
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Posted 03 February 2019 - 05:56 PM

I’d imagine if the best helm we had was female she would be included. Generally the physical demands of top level racing are too much for females in other roles on the boat though. As in, not many female graders around.
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#3 Priscilla II

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 06:21 PM

Not much gradering is gonna happen on the new generation of Cup boats.
The Dutch have reached out to include a female skipper and the strength argument is lost seeing that the flight control systems energy will be delivered by a non sexist power pack.
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Posted 03 February 2019 - 07:04 PM

Autocorrected grinders to graders.
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Posted 05 February 2019 - 08:01 AM

Graders fits pretty well in there, though... :)


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#6 DanInEurope

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 08:27 PM

Not much gradering is gonna happen on the new generation of Cup boats.
The Dutch have reached out to include a female skipper and the strength argument is lost seeing that the flight control systems energy will be delivered by a non sexist power pack.


Do ETNZ actively ban females though?

Surely is just find the best person for the job and the best mix of crew weights? Your post kind of implies the Dutch have picked a female skipper on some sort of positive discrimination basis, whereas in fact Carolijn Brouwer is one of the best multihull sailors anywhere.
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#7 Priscilla II

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 07:14 PM

I am coming from the perspective that since the first kiwi Perth campaign the culture is solely male.
The recent Volvo portrays a more progressively integrated approach that will obviously progress and positively develop given the inclusion of women in the event.
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Posted 06 February 2019 - 09:34 PM

Are you advocating compulsory females in the crew?

I’m not sure what you are getting at.

I believe eTNZ just picks the best person for the job. And it seems that is usually male. Often from a strength perspective, but presumably a skill one also.
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Posted 07 February 2019 - 09:21 PM

I don't think there's enough scope for nearly 60 yo males that weigh 59 kg

 

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 09:37 PM

I don't think there's enough scope for nearly 60 yo males that weigh 59 kg

I'm being discriminated against


You could be in there, crew weight has to average 90kg so if they have you onboard they can have a 121kg grinder/cyclist/energy unit.
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