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post #49 of Old 03-26-2013
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Re: Is Sailing an Elitist Sport?

I think the public in general DOES consider sailing or power boating to be elitist. I'm always amused when I tell clients that I'm writing reports on the boat today and they give me the "Oh, on the BOAT, huh?" response. I think it's a natural response when you see someone doing something that you don't know how to do or don't think you can afford. For example, I consider private pilots with their own plane to be elitist. Same thing, I guess. I think my sister spends more playing golf than I do on the boat.

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