Originally Posted by PCP
I really don't understand the title of this thread. probably it is an American thing. around here the problem is TOO MANY PEOPLE CRUISING. In many nice places It is hard to find a place to anchor, marinas are crowded and take advantage to charge huge prices.
I am going to agree with this, despite the stats. up at lake Marburg, you see a lot of people from all ages sailing. a lot of the people sailing cruising boats are between the early twenties and their thirties. and, I don't know the ages of the average sailor but the marinas on the Chesapeake are bristling with masts, like a porcupine.
it's far from a dying lifestyle. but numbers don't lie, although they can be misinterpreted, so it may be that there is a reduction in younger sailors.