Upcoming US Match Racing proposal to increase female participation

Drew Shea donald.a.shea at gmail.com
Mon Jan 9 21:30:48 EST 2017

Hey everyone,

The US Match Racing Championship Committee (USMRCC) created a proposal
regarding female participation in the sport, and I thought that the V15
fleet would have some interesting feedback.

The proposal mandates at least 1 male and 1 female on each team in their
qualifiers and championships. They are looking for feedback in a quick
survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7J2X7RQ

Here's some additional information from the committee:
*This proposal is in line with the global effort to increase opportunities
for women to compete at the highest levels of the sport, including the
Olympics and the Volvo Ocean Race. The Intercollegiate Match Racing
Championship currently requires at least one female be on each team, and it
was recently voted to require teams in the 2017 U.S. Youth Match Racing
Championship (USYMRC) to have at least one female and one male on each

It sounds like there's been arguments on both sides for the proposal, but
I'm curious to hear your thoughts on the matter.
Feel free to take the survey and send out any thoughts to the group!


Drew Shea
224.216.8760 I donald.a.shea at gmail.com
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