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Old 07-09-2010, 07:13 AM
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Hi Guy's N Gal's ,

I have had this thought on my mind for a couple of days , how many African Americans enjoy the hobby of R/C Boating ?? is there an equal amount of participation in Race Clubs etc .

I am not a racist , just have never been to the U.S.A ( yet )


All the best in R/C Boating , for everyone !!!

Brad
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:27 AM
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ORIGINAL: new2rcboating

Hi Guy's N Gal's ,

I have had this thought on my mind for a couple of days , how many African Americans enjoy the hobby of R/C Boating ?? is there an equal amount of participation in Race Clubs etc .

I am not a racist , just have never been to the U.S.A ( yet )

All the best in R/C Boating , for everyone !!!

Brad
Brad,

The diversity at different ponds varies. My impression is that the % of African Americans is low when compared to the % by population. But if you check the numbers the % of woman boating is also very low as a percentage of population too.

I am not sure if boating as a hobby holds less appeal to African Americans (this certainly seems to be the case with Woman in boating). I know in the full scale marine industry there are very few in attendance at sailing regattas and boat shows.
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I personally know of 4 wonderfull African American boaters in the New York City area. If boating can be called an addiction, these gentlemen certainly are. They call themselves the Sky Hydro Unlimited Model Boat Club with a primary interest in Scale Unlimited. Their boats are scratch built and truely pieces of art. Take a look at http://williamshobbyroom.com to see what my friends are up to.
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Thanks Guy's ,

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The diversity at different ponds varies. My impression is that the % of African Americans is low when compared to the % by population. But if you check the numbers the % of woman boating is also very low as a percentage of population too.

I am not sure if boating as a hobby holds less appeal to African Americans (this certainly seems to be the case with Woman in boating). I know in the full scale marine industry there are very few in attendance at sailing regattas and boat shows.

I think your wrong about the woman parts.. In my opion you dont see much of girls is because the attudes of men.. I should know... I ran into this proublems.. You got guys think girls cant do anything attudes and them harrassing& picking on them to. If its somthing for the guy to do and a girl want to do it,you know what happends. Guys saying stayout girls not aloud.
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The Bay Area is pretty diverse (California in general). Seen many different ethnicitys, genders and age groups. Pretty family oriented hobby......even on race day.
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I think your wrong about the woman parts.. In my opion you dont see much of girls is because the attudes of men.. I should know... I ran into this proublems.. You got guys think girls cant do anything attudes and them harrassing& picking on them to. If its somthing for the guy to do and a girl want to do it,you know what happends. Guys saying stayout girls not aloud.
I disagree. Women generally (I would say 95% of them but not all) hold little interest in mechanical sports and racing (RC Boating among them). I am sure the attitudes and harassment adds little to the appeal. I did my mechanical apprenticeship with a woman and have certainly seen the reality.

Consider this - If there were ZERO men on the planet (I am talking Not not a one) - I am sure you would not see a boom in the numbers of women running RC Boats - I would say the opposite - there would be even less women Model Boats out there.

I am a proponent (proactive vocal supporter) of woman doing anything. My wife is a Wellesley grad - [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellesley_College#Notable_alumnae_and_faculty]a college recognized for producing some of the most powerful/distinguished women in the country[/link]. She read and wholeheartedly supports what I have said here .

[link=http://imageevent.com/justaddwata/rirun2]I have run boats with several women[/link] but do not believe any of them would ever consider the hobby or pursue it if not for their significant others obsession with it.

If you know of anyway to change this I would sincerely like to know.
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I think your wrong about the woman parts.. In my opion you dont see much of girls is because the attudes of men.. I should know... I ran into this proublems.. You got guys think girls cant do anything attudes and them harrassing& picking on them to. If its somthing for the guy to do and a girl want to do it,you know what happends. Guys saying stayout girls not aloud.
I disagree. Women generally (I would say 95% of them but not all) hold little interest in mechanical sports and racing (RC Boating among them). I am sure the attitudes and harassment adds little to the appeal. I did my mechanical apprenticeship with a woman and have certainly seen the reality.

Consider this - If there were ZERO men on the planet (I am talking Not not a one) - I am sure you would not see a boom in the numbers of women running RC Boats - I would say the opposite - there would be even less women Model Boats out there.

I am a proponent (proactive vocal supporter) of woman doing anything. My wife is a Wellesley grad - [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellesley_College#Notable_alumnae_and_faculty]a college recognized for producing some of the most powerful/distinguished women in the country[/link]. She read and wholeheartedly supports what I have said here .

[link=http://imageevent.com/justaddwata/rirun2]I have run boats with several women[/link] but do not believe any of them would ever consider the hobby or pursue it if not for their significant others obsession with it.

If you know of anyway to change this I would sincerely like to know.

I have to agree with this statement, even when speaking outside the world of RC as well. Its not that anyone is saying women cant have mechanical hobbies. It was simply stated that the percentages when compared to men were lower. Similar to a comparison of men and women to...lets say ..scrap-booking. Does it mean amancant or shouldn'tdo it? no.. if just meansthat more women shareinterest for that particular hobby than men.I, personally welcome all women that are interested in mechanical hobbies i think its great.
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Hi Guy's [sm=thumbs_up.gif],

It's good to see people having their own say about participation in this post , just hope in time that in all lifes pursuits that areas such our hobby become more mainstream for all . Having a 1 year old daughter , i want her to grow up in a world where all avenues of personal freedom & expression is available to her - heck we even have our first woman Prime Minister in Australia - Julia Gillard ....

Brad

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