Here is a link to an article from Sea Magazine you might find interesting. The achievements of these gals should be celebrated.
By: Ben Monro-Davies, Sheena McKenzie [CNN]
(CNN) — Sailing around the world is one of the most grueling challenges on the planet, with muscle-bound skippers steering 20-meter yachts through everything from tropical cyclones to Antarctic storms.
Forced to endure the most brutal conditions on the globe, sailors must not only be emotionally resilient — but physical dynamos.
Which raises the question: Are women — the stereotypical “weaker gender” — up to the task?
Organizers of the Volvo Ocean Race — the prestigious round-the-world sailing competition — seem to think so, and are gearing up for the first all-female team in over a decade.
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