Sexism still exists in sailing but the ‘new, intelligent male’ gives us hope, says pioneering round-the-world captain Tracy Edwards

//Sexism still exists in sailing but the ‘new, intelligent male’ gives us hope, says pioneering round-the-world captain Tracy Edwards

Sexism still exists in sailing but the ‘new, intelligent male’ gives us hope, says pioneering round-the-world captain Tracy Edwards

When British sailor Tracy Edwards decided to put together the first all-women crew for the famous Whitbread round the world yacht race (now Volvo) in 1989, she was taken aback by the confrontational reaction from men.She had been working the galley – cooking and cleaning – on several charter boats, but as soon as she stepped out of that box Edwards was bombarded.“I was completely mystified,” she said. “What really shocked me was the level of aggression about us trying to do it. We’re not…

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