Re: Where are the younger people?
I don't see a lot of smaller sailboats in our area--the kind a young family might be able to afford. When we got started in the early '70s there were a lot more small boats and a 30' boat was considered "big". Nowadays it seems that an entry level sailboat is more likely to be in the 22-25' range and your "big" boats are over 40'.
Given that the average boat size has grown over the years, sailing may appear all the more beyond the reach of many young sailors.