Join Date: Jul 2008
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Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??
The is is a "sociologically constricted, emotionally constipated cultural bubble" boats are mostly an expression of material wealth and cruising is at best away to escape from the modern world for a brief period of time. The cruising we are talking about is a different mindset or lifestyle....it is a way of life. All of the stresses of modern day life and the trappings we are lead to believe are required no long apply, expression of and/or emulation of materiel wealth and status are gone with it. Did you ever wonder why alot of "celebrities" like to sail...because they are seen as sailors not what the rest of the world sees them as.