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Portland-based all-women’s sailing team triumphs in world me

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:10 am
by PPH
Portland-based all-women’s sailing team triumphs in world meet
The team – sponsored by Sea Bags – is the first all-women's crew from Maine to compete in the J/24 championships.

...“So we’re technically the female world champions,” said the team’s skipper, Erica Beck Spencer of Portland, who brought the toy super hero on board as a symbol of “female power.” “Everybody on this team just fell hard in love with this sport. When we’re not doing it, we feel like something is missing.”

Something is largely missing from the sport of sailing: women.

Beck Spencer decided to create an all-women’s sailing team three years ago after noticing how few female competitors were at the 2014 J/24 world championships. Of the 78 teams, only a handful had female skippers, and just two had all-women’s crews.

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/09/26/p ... orld-meet/