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Old 05-18-2013
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Re: Where are the younger people?

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Originally Posted by CarpeAquam View Post
In my area, it is cheaper to buy a boat. The cheapest yacht club is $400/year with a $100 boat fee... the next closest one costs even more. And unless you go to a summer camp with a lake (as a kid), go to (expensive) sailing classes, or have a friend with a sailboat, you are likely not going to be introduced to sailing without going out of your way.

A lot of us found a way to make it work, but there are a lot of obstacles in the way of it becoming more mainstream.
For cryin' out loud, I scored a Hobie 16 for $100 with a trailer and a complete set of functional sails!

I agree that income has not kept pace with living costs, but come on, how cheap does it have to be, before people stop throwing the "poverty card"??
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