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post #29 of Old 03-25-2013
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Re: Is Sailing an Elitist Sport?


He was just making a tounge-in-cheek comment about how sailing is viewed by everyday folks and non-sailors in particular, in the US.

Seriously, when factoring in slip fees, operating and maintenance costs, he and I probably don't spend any more money than someone with an RV who travels the country, or who likes to restore old Chevy's in their garage, or someone with a powerboat equipped with a large V-8 engine.

However, the perception of the way we invest our time and energy seems to give this elitist vibe in the US.

Maybe the vibe is caused because it's a "skill" that not eveyone immediately posesses?
Anyone can drive an RV.
Anyone can drive a Chevy, and most can wrench on vintage car engines.
Anyone can drive a powerboat.

Hey, I'm not making definitive statements, I'm just exploring the issue. I could be completely wrong.

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