Sailing is the art of controlling a boat with large (usually fabric) foils called sails. By changing the rigging, rudder, and sometimes the keel or centre board, a sailor manages the force of the wind on the sails in order to change the direction and speed of a boat. Mastery of the skill requires experience in varying wind and sea conditions, as well as knowledge concerning sailboats themselves.
We all thought that sailing was a tough thing to do. Battling against the sea wind and the waves requires a lot of muscle strength, stamina and of course, guts. It was indeed a man’s sport until in the 1940s it was proven wrong. The first woman to take part was Jane Tate who was the only one to reach Hobart in the famous Sidney to Hobart Yacht Race in Australia.
In the present time, women athletes have shown up with pride on some countries of the world. Women like Nicola Girke and Claire Leroy. Girke is a two-time Canadian Olympian. She was one of the few athletes who have made the transition from one water sport to another who competed in two different events at the Olympic Game which were sailboat crewing and windsurfing. Leroy from France on the other hand ranked 1st in the world BoatUS Santa Maria Cup where she was also the defending champion and two-time match racing World Champion (2007 and 2008).
These women have served as an inspiration to many women around the world. They have proven that a woman can also do what a man does. Because of this, the number of women who show interest in water sports are increasing. That is why my idea is to have a website about ladies who love sailing boats or supporters of racing boats especially the 2008 Olympics. Because many women are now winning races and sailing round the world, there must be many inspiring stories to tell.
It can be the place where all the women can share their thoughts and experiences about sailing and all. An example of this is www.ladiesyachtnews.com.
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