From George W. Carmany, III

Published on February 20th, 2013

Regarding women sailing the 18 footers (Scuttlebutt 3778), I can’t speak for the JJ, but in the early 1970s a colorful all-girl crew who sailed under the name Boobs competed regularly in the Sydney Harbour fleet. While their efforts were not always crowned with success, they were a welcome and widely followed addition to the racing of that era.

One afternoon after a spectacular capsize, while being towed back to their headquarters at the Sydney Flying Squadron, an old Dragon sailor (not you Ingate) observed “great day got a swim was it girls?” and was smartly met with a rejoinder more readily expected from the men in those days: “Get stuffed!”



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