Re: Don't have to be rich to sail
Rich isn't just money, but time to enjoy it. I day sailed my Catalina 22 probably 50 times last year. Did a few overnights with the boys on Lake George. Cost of the boat _+dockage on the Hudson River is -- really insignificant to me and my home owners insurance covers boat liability insurance for free. So, I guess I am one of the lucky ones.
However - buying a bigger heavier boat with a diesel inboard and actually going somewhere is a whole different ball game, fraught with money and logistics issues. That is what I would love to do but -- more money would help.
Unfortunately we have 2 kids in college now. I could buy a beautiful yacht for what I have forked out to kids/colleges in the past 4 years. I have plenty of money for the first scenario, and not enough for the second.