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Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

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Originally Posted by ChristinaM View Post

I wouldn't be surprised if the demographics in marinas & yacht clubs haven't changed that much over the last 20 years. Were the boomers really buying cruising boats in their early 30s?

Also consider that to get a decent job...well, a job that would pay the equivalent to one that a high school grad could get 20-30 years ago, requires a college degree. State school tuition can run up towards 45K for a degree.

20 years ago, not as many people in their early 30's started their lives with 40-50K of school debt.

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